PressBox Names Maryland Coach John Tilliman Sportsperson of the Year

This inaugural Best of Baltimore Sports highlights more than 50 other honorees.

Stan Charles / PressBox - January 19, 2018

PressBox Names Maryland Coach John Tilliman Sportsperson of the Year

This inaugural Best of Baltimore Sports highlights more than 50 other honorees.

Stan Charles / PressBox - January 19, 2018

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When the PressBox editorial department met to determine its Sportsperson of the Year, it didn't take long to reach a conclusion. The Maryland men's lacrosse team had endured a 42-year title drought and nine championship game defeats before head coach John Tillman guided the Terps back to the top, capturing the national title with a 9-6 victory against Ohio State May 29.

PressBox publisher Stan "The Fan" Charles sat down with Tillman to talk about the drought, what the title meant to the lacrosse community, the top-notch talent that surrounds him at Maryland, and more. 

To find out the other winners—including best high school dynasty, unsung hero, social media moment, and Cinderella story—visit PressBoxOnline.com/BestOf.





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