Kevin McKeown • Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
Kevin McKeown was hired as head coach on July 18, 2016.
The native of Brewster, New York, has been the defensive coordinator at Bellarmine University for the last two seasons. Previously, he served as interim head coach at Binghamton for the 2011 season, leading the Bearcats to the America East Tournament. McKeown worked as the defensive coordinator and goalie coach at BU from 2008-2011.
As a player, McKeown is the most decorated Bearcat in program history. He earned USILA All-America honors in 2004, becoming the first male Division I athlete to receive the recognition at BU. McKeown was the anchor for one of the top defenses in the nation, as Binghamton allowed no more than eight goals in conference play and advanced to the America East Championship Game. He went on to take all-conference awards three times in his career and picked up Scholar All-America connotation in 2006. He was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
At Bellarmine, McKeown helped the Knights secure their first-ever postseason berth this past season. He coached the fifth-ranked man-down defense in 2015 (74.5 percent) and helped Bellarmine post a GAA of 9.13 in 2016 and 9.67 in 2015. In 2015, the Knights defeated nationally-ranked Marquette, 9-3, marking the Knights' first-ever win over a ranked opponent. McKeown worked with four All-Southern Conference defensemen and a USILA Scholar All-American defenseman in his two-year tenure.
In 2013, McKeown was the defensive coordinator at Siena. He guided the Saints to a MAAC Championship finals appearance. He coached an All-MAAC defenseman and tutored a goalkeeper who played in the 2013 USILA North-South game.
After getting a master's degree at Elmira College in 2008, McKeown returned to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach. He eventually took over the program for the 2011 campaign. The Bearcats were picked to finish last in the America East preseason poll, but McKeown took Binghamton to a second-place finish in the regular season and a postseason bid. He developed 17 America East honorees in his four years at BU.
Scott Meehan • Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
Scott Meehan was named assistant men's lacrosse coach on September 7, 2018.
Meehan spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Mount Saint Mary’s. As the Mountaineer’s offensive coordinator, Meehan guided an offense that ranked 23rd in the country in scoring offense and 18th in both points per game and assists per game. The Mountaineer's goals per game improved from 8.7 to 11.2 in Meehan’s two seasons.
Prior to working at Mount St. Mary’s, Meehan served as a volunteer assistant at the University of Richmond from 2015-16. The 2016 team reached the highest national ranking in program history (18) and went 11-5 overall.
Meehan got his start in coaching at Franklin & Marshall College where he served as the head assistant from 2012-2015. He was responsible for offensive schemes and he lead the extra man offense. In 2013, the Diplomats coaching staff received the Centennial Conferences Coaching Staff of the Year award.
A four-year member of the Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team, Meehan posted 94 career points and was named team captain for his senior season. He graduated from Washington and Lee with a degree in economics in 2012.
Trevar Haefele • Assistant Coach
"We are excited to add Coach Haefele to our staff for the 2018-2019 season," McKeown said. "He has been a part of two very successful lacrosse programs and learned from some of the top coaches in the game. His experience in working on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball will compliment our staff very well."
Haefele spent the past five seasons as an assistant at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. From 2014-15 he served as the offensive assistant. He was promoted to lead assistant and defensive coordinator in 2015. He also managed the Bobcats' recruiting and social media. During his time at Bates, he coached 13 All-Americans including three first-team selections, a midfielder of the year and two Major League Lacrosse draft picks. The Bobcats posted two NCAA tournament berths as well as four NESCAC tournament appearances from 2014-2018.
Prior to joining the Bates staff, Haefele was a standout attackman at Division III powerhouse, Nazareth. He netted 178 career goals and added 109 assists in his four years and was named to the Empire 8 all conference team twice. His 2011 and 2013 squads appeared in the NCAA tournament.
Tanner Cosens • Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
Cosens a 2017 America East First Team All-Conference selection joins the coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. In his career at Binghamton, the goalkeeper posted 328 saves and recorded 17 wins. Cosens ranks third in program history in career saves and fourth in goals-against-average (9.59). In 2017, he helped lead the Bearcats to the most successful season in program history. The team set a new record for wins in a season and advanced to the America East Championship for the first time in 12 years. Cosens finished the season ranked seventh in the country with an 8.17 GAA.
A native of Maine Endwell, Cosens was a four-year starter on the men’s lacrosse team and also played soccer and hockey. He was named an US Lacrosse All-American in 2013. In his career at ME, he recorded 873 saves.