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.
Larry Kline • Assistant Coach, Defensive Coordinator
Head men's lacrosse coach Kevin McKeown has announced the addition of Larry Kline to the staff as a defensive coordinator. Kline served as an assistant men's lacrosse coach and defensive coordinator at Stony Brook from 2017 until present after spending the 2016 and 2017 season at UMass Lowell as the defensive coordinator.
"It is with great excitement that we welcome Larry Kline back to Binghamton University," McKeown said. "He has had a plethora of success both as a player and as a coach. As a four time captain within our program, there is no doubt that Coach Kline is the right man for the job. He will be an outstanding mentor for our young men as we move forward towards our quest of an America East Championship."
At Stony Brook, Kline helped the Seawolves win the America East regular season, coaching 2019 AE Defensive Player of the Year Ryland Rees and two America East first team defensive selections. At Lowell, he helped decrease their goals against average by three points over his two years leading the defense, which led the conference in Ground Balls in 2017.
Prior to that, Kline spent three years at Washington College as both an assistant men's lacrosse coach and as an assistant director of the JFC and Strength and Conditioning. As a coach specializing in goalie development, Kline educated two All-Conference goalies (Peter Stewart '12, Ted DiSalvo '14) and helped lead the Shoremen to the Division III National Semifinals in 2014.
Before his move to Washington College, Kline was an assistant coach in 2011 for his alma mater, Binghamton University. As a player, Kline was a goalie and four-year captain for the Bearcats, helping lead them to America East Tournament in each season. Kline ranks third all-time in school history in goals against average (9.20), second in saves (384), third in save percentage (.522) and third in wins (11). He was a three-year member of both the America East All-Academic Team and the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.
A Dean's List student at Binghamton, Kline earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from the school in 2008, graduating cum laude. After graduation, he spent two years as a staff assistant and systems administrator in the office of Congressman John Tierney (MA-06) in Washington, D.C. Kline continued his education while at Washington College, earning his M.A. in Psychology in 2013.
Quinn Collison • Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
Head men's lacrosse coach, Kevin McKeown, has announced the hiring of Quinn Collison, rounding out his staff for the 2020 season. Collison comes to Binghamton after two-years serving as a graduate assistant at Stevenson.
In his two years coaching for the Mustangs, he helped coach them to back-to-back MAC Championships and NCAA appearances. He also coached the 2018 and 2019 MAC offensive player of the year, as well as Stevenson's all-time leading goal scorer in 2019. He coached four offensive USILA Division III All-Americans, three first-team All-MAC Commonwealth offensive players and two second-team All-MAC Commonwealth selections.
Prior to Stevenson, Collison spent a four-year playing career at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Over four seasons with the Bison, the lefty attackman played in 43 games and totaled 37 goals and eight assists for 45 points. A co-captain as a senior, he was a member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and graduated in the spring of 2017 as an Education major.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Collison played lacrosse and ice hockey at Archbishop Moeller HS, earning Under Armour All-America accolades in lacrosse as a senior. He ranked third in career assists and fifth in total points in program history at Moeller, where he was also All-Ohio and All-Midwest and selected to the All-North America Lacrosse Invitational team.