Svec Names Coaching Staff
Kevin McKeown enters his first season as an assistant coach and the defensive coordinator for the Siena Lacrosse program. McKeown spent the previous four seasons as the defensive coordinator and goalie coach at his alma mater Binghamton University.
"Coach McKeown did a tremendous job leading Binghamton to the America East semifinals during the 2011 season," said head coach John Svec. "Having him on our staff gives us a great amount of knowledge at both the defensive end as a whole and the goalie position specifically."
McKeown was on staff at Binghamton during the 2009-12 seasons. On Mar. 22, 2011, he was elevated to interim head coach and made his head coaching debut in Loudonville against the Saints. McKeown guided the Bearcats to a 3-5 record for the remainder of the season including a 3-2 mark in the America East. Picked last in the America East Preseason Coaches' Poll, the Bearcats finished tied for second under McKeown's leadership.
McKeown began his coaching career at Elmira College for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. While at Elmira, McKeown also earned his Masters of Science in Education.
McKeown was a standout goalie and three-time captain for the Bearcats from 2003-06 and holds the program's all-time career records for wins (24), saves (509) and save percentage (.557). A member of Binghamton's first-ever recruiting class, McKeown was named the America East Conference Player of the Year and a USILA All-American Honorable as just a sophomore in 2004. During his career, hewas a three-time All-Conference selection and was named the America East Men's Lacrosse Scholar Athlete as a senior.
McKeown graduated with his B.A. in Economics from Binghamton in 2006.