Shout out to @RPDLacrosse aka the Source Gawd aka the #DarkCornersWhisperer, for the early tips.
Sources: Binghamton to announce their next head coach very soon (within the next week).— Ryan Danehy (@RPDLacrosse) July 12, 2016
Kevin McKeown (Bellarmine) to be named Binghamton's next head coach.— Ryan Danehy (@RPDLacrosse) July 18, 2016
Announcement at 4pm today.
For the (hopefully) last time this offseason ..... Hey Binghamton ..... COME ON DOWN!!!
|Princeton||Ivy||Princeton names Matt Madalon BOSS.|
|Vermont||America East||Vermont names Chris Feifs BOSS.|
|Binghamton||America East||Binghamton names Kevin McKeown BOSS|
|Hartford||America East||Hartford names Ryan Martin BOSS.|
|UMBC||America East||UMBC names Ryan Moran BOSS.|
|Jacksonville||SoCon||Jacksonville names John Galloway BOSS.|
|Virginia||ACC||UVA names Lars Tiffany BOSS.|
|Brown||Ivy||Brown names Mike Dualy BOSS|
This is a homecoming in many ways for McKeown. The Brewster, NY native was a BALLER at BU and made all-conference 3 times in his career. He was also USILA All-American Honorable Mention in 2004, the first male Binghamton athlete to ever receive such a honor. McKeown was also inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014. So he's pretty much BU royalty at this point. The school's press release called McKeown "the most decorated Bearcat in program history."
Moreover, aside from balling at Binghamton, McKeown returned to BU after graduation as the defensive coordinator and goalie coach from 2008-2011. McKeown was even interim BOSS for the 2011 season, when he led the Bearcats to the America East Tournament. Bringing McKeown back to BU after coaching stints at Siena and Bellarmine was a major coup for the school. You can tell Athletic Director Patriot Elliot was very happy to make the announcement today:
"We are excited to welcome Kevin home, and have him lead our men's lacrosse program. Kevin has demonstrated a keen ability to recruit and develop quality student-athletes, with an emphasis on athletic and academic excellence."
BOSS McKeown was also very happy to be back at Binghamton:
"I would like to thank President Stenger, Director of Athletics Patrick Elliot, and Associate Director of Athletics Dave Simek, for providing me with the opportunity to lead the lacrosse program at Binghamton University. It is a dream come true to return to Binghamton to establish a winning tradition and bring an America East Championship to the University."
Well, that's that. After an insane month and a half, all of the vacant BOSS positions have been filled and our Coaching Carousel has finally comes to a full stop. I'm kind of sad. This was easily the #BestOffseasonEver and I'm really going to miss all the baseless speculation and conjecture.
Thus concludes the 2016 Coaching Carousel. pic.twitter.com/zDST1ZP27a— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) July 18, 2016