PAC Spring Academic Honor Roll (16 of 32) in alphabetical order: D. Miller, A. Naples, G. Naples, Olson, Penatzer, Platt, Pray, Schott, Settle, Shephard, Simpson, Tipton, Turner, Weiss, Worst

Coach_Priskey_web.jpgHead Coach Tim Priskey

Office Phone: 304-829-7087

Tim Priksey is currently in his second season as the head coach of the Bison lacrosse program, and has ushered in a new era, guiding the team in their inaugural season in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC).

During the 2014 campaign, Priskey helped the Bison match their program-best win total of four games. During a stretch of the campaign, the Bison put together the program's first three-game winning streak, defeating Franciscan (15-9), Defiance (20-3) and Hiram (10-9). The Bison also picked up a 12-11 overtime victory over Bryn Athyn on senior day.

During the 2014 campaign, the Bison saw leaps forward in a few different statistical categories. In the first year under Priskey, the Bison offense reached 100 goals in the season for the first time since the program's inception in 2011. The offense also saw the program's highest shot on goal percentage (.596) in the Bison's brief four-year history.

One of the biggest changes was on the defensive side of the ball, as Priskey helped the Green & White to allow four goals per game less than in 2013. The Bison allowed 13.8 goals per contest in 2014 as compared to 17.2 in 2013.

Prior to his time with the Bison, Priskey spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator and goalie coach at Thiel College. In 2013, Priskey helped the Tomcats post a 7-6 regular season record and drop its goals allowed to 11.2 per game. Under Priskey’s guidance, TC also gave up just 13 goals in 68 man-down situations (19 percent).

Prior to his time at Thiel, Priskey was the junior varsity high school coach at Regina High School in Michigan and the goalie coach at his alma mater De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, Michigan. He played collegiately at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he graduated from in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management/Marketing.

Coach_Speelman_web.jpgAssistant Coach Zach Speelman
Office Phone: 304-829-7154

Zach Speelman enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Bethany College Lacrosse team.

Speelman joins Bethany after spending a year at Eastern View High School as a defensive coach. There he was in charge of instructing and implementing different defensive schemes as well as teaching advanced faceoff techniques.

Receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Randolph College in 2012, Speelman played three years of lacrosse as well as serving as team captain in his senior campaign. 

While at Bethany, Speelman will be enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Teaching program.