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THE OFFICIAL SITE OF MARIST ATHLETICS

Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Keegan Wilkinson
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Saint Joseph's, '06
Experience: 5 Years

Keegan Wilkinson was named head coach of the Marist men's lacrosse team on June 28, 2011. He had spent the four previous years as the Red Foxes' assistant coach.

Wilkinson became the fastest head coach in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference history to reach 50 career wins when the Red Foxes took down Holy Cross, 8-5, on March 25, 2017. He achieved the feat in his 86th game on the sidelines for Marist. The Red Foxes went 10-6 overall that same season and competed in the MAAC Championship game for the fourth straight year. Wilkinson led Marist on a four-game winning streak to conclude the regular season before his team upset no. 2 Canisius in the conference semifinals. Seven Red Foxes collected All-MAAC honors including four that were named to the First Team, and J.D. Recor participated in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South All-Star Game. Recor was also taken by the New York Lizards in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft at the end of the year, joining Joseph Radin, Mike Begley, and Nick Armstrong as the fourth player under Wilkinson to be on an MLL roster. 

In 2016 Wilkinson led Marist to its third straight appearance in the MAAC Championship game. The Red Foxes were the no. 2 seed in the tournament after finishing 4-2 in conference play and ended the year 9-7 overall. Marist took two MAAC major awards at the end of the regular season as Joseph Radin was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight time and goalie Brian Corrigan earned Defensive Player of the Year. Following the season Wilkinson was named head coach of the North squad in the 75th USILA North-South All-Star Game. The North defeated the South, 17-13, in the contest. 

Wilkinson led the Red Foxes to their winningest season in program history and was named MAAC Coach of the Year in 2015 when Marist ended its year ranked 20th in the nation. Marist made its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005 and hosted the first playoff contest in the college's history when the Red Foxes defeated Bryant, 10-6, in a First Four game in front of a record crowd of 1,873 fans in Tenney Stadium. The win was the first NCAA Tournament victory in program history. The Red Foxes hosted and won the Metro Atlantic Atheltic Conference Championship with victories over Monmouth and Quinnipiac, respectively. During the 2015 regular season, Wilkinson helped Marist tie a regular season record with 11 wins and go unbeaten in MAAC play before he was named the conference's Coach of the Year. Three more of his players won major awards as Joseph Radin was named Offensive Player of the Year, Dominic Montemurro earned Faceoff Specialist of the Year and Patrick Eaker was named Long Stick Midfielder of the Year for the third consecutive season.

From 2014 to 2015, the Red Foxes were 14th all time in the history of NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse in terms of most improved overall record. So it came as no surprise when Wilkinson was named one of six finalists in the nation for USILA Division I Coach of the Year.     

In Wilkinson's third season as head coach in 2014, he led his Red Foxes to a 6-9 overall record with a 3-3 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference en route to Marist's first MAAC Championship game appearance since 2005. The Red Foxes earned the no. 2 seed following a five-way tie for second place, making their fifth straight MAAC Tournament appearance. Wilkinson produced six All-MAAC Team student-athletes and one major award winner. Patrick Eaker was named the MAAC Co-Long Stick Midfielder of the Year for the second straight season in addition to All-MAAC First Team honors. Joseph Radin, Drew Nesmith, and Mike Begley joined Eaker on First Team while freshman standout J.D. Recor received All-MAAC Second Team and MAAC All-Rookie Team honors. Jimmy Murphy was also named to the All-Rookie Team. Five Red Foxes were also named to the MAAC All-Academic Team: Dominic Montemurro, Gannon Osborn, Dave Scarcello, Dillon Walker, and Dylan Woods.

It did not take long for Wilkinson to lead the Red Foxes to success. In just his second season in 2013, Marist finished with a a 10-4 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the MAAC. The Red Foxes registered the most wins since the 2004 season and won a share of the MAAC Regular Season Championship with a 5-1 MAAC record.

Under his leadership, seven Red Foxes were named to the All-MAAC Postseason Team and three earned major postseason awards. Connor Rice was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, Joseph Radin was the MAAC Rookie of the Year and Patrick Eaker was the Co-Long Stick Midfielder of the Year. Additionally, Wilkinson was honored as the 2013 MAAC Coach of the Year.

In his first season at the helm in 2012, Wilkinson guided the Red Foxes to a 6-8 overall record and 3-3 in the MAAC, finishing in a four-way tie for second place. Marist qualified for its third straight MAAC Tournament as the fourth seed based on tiebreakers.

Before becoming the head coach, Wilkinson had spent the past four seasons as the program's top assistant, helping guide the Red Foxes to the MAAC Lacrosse League Tournament each of the last two years. During Wilkinson's tenure as an assistant coach, the Red Foxes improved their MAAC record each season. In that time, Marist posted a record of 16-14 in league play. The Red Foxes also had 13 First or Second Team All-MAAC selections, 40 MAAC All-Academic Team selections and one MAAC Rookie of the Year during his tenure. In 2011, Marist had three First Team All-MAAC selections, its highest total in seven years.

Wilkinson is a 2006 graduate of Saint Joseph's University, where he was a four-year starter at attack and a two-year captain. A two-time all-conference selection, he was named the Hawks' Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, and was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 2006. He led Saint Joseph's in assists and points three times in his career, and finished his collegiate career with 54 goals and 83 assists. He is ranked second on the school's all-time assists list and seventh in career points (137). Wilkinson holds Saint Joseph's single-game assist record, having recorded seven in a contest against Delaware.

Wilkinson attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., where he was a four-time WCAC champion in lacrosse.

A native of Columbia, Md., Wilkinson currently resides in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Wilkinson's Year-by-Year at Marist

Year

MAAC

Overall

Result

2017

4-2

10-6

2nd in MAAC

2016

4-2

9-7

2nd in MAAC

2015

6-0

14-4

MAAC Champions

2014

3-3

6-9

T-2nd in MAAC

2013

5-1

10-4

Regular Season Co-MAAC Champions 

2012

3-3

6-8

T-2nd in MAAC

Total

25-11

55-38

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Marist Accolades Under Wilkinson

MAAC Offensive Player of the Year (3): 2016 - Joseph Radin. 2015 - Joseph Radin, 2013 - Connor Rice

MAAC Defensive Player of the Year (1): 2016 - Brian Corrigan

MAAC Rookie of the Year (1): 2013 - Joseph Radin

Long Stick Midfielder of the Year (3): 2015 - Patrick Eaker, 2014 - Patrick Eaker (Co-LSM), 2013 - Patrick Eaker (Co-LSM).

MAAC Faceoff Specialist of the Year (1): 2015 - Dominic Montemurro.

Coach of the Year (2): 2013, 2015

All-MAAC First Team (21): 2017 - Gannon Morrison, Jimmy Murphy, Frankie Brier, Brian Corrigan  2016 - Joseph Radin, J.D. Recor, Gannon Morrison, Frankie Brier, Brian Corrigan. 2015 - Joseph Radin, Patrick Eaker, Drew Nesmith, Mike Begley. 2014 - Mike Begley, Patrick Eaker, Drew Nesmith, Joseph Radin. 2013 - Connor Rice, Jack Doherty, Ethan Fox. 2012 - Zach Badalucco.

All-MAAC Second Team (12): 2017 - J.D. Recor 2016 - John Vigh. 2015 - J.D. Recor and Frankie Brier. 2014 - J.D. Recor. 2013 - Jim Marks, Drew Nesmith, T.J. McDermott. 2012 - Jack Doherty, Connor Rice, Drew Nesmith, Ethan Fox.

MAAC All-Rookie Team (9): 2017 - Joe Tierney and Michael Smith 2016 - James Sarrocco and Thomas Rago. 2015 - Gannon Morrison and Brett Osman. 2014 - Jimmy Murphy and J.D. Recor. 2013 - Joseph Radin

MAAC All-Tournament Team (14): 2017 - Ralph Faiella and Matt Galioto 2016 - Joseph Radin and Tyler Vallie. 2015 - Dave Scarcello, Joseph Radin, Karl Kreshpane, Mike Begley. 2014 - Gannon Osborn, Dave Scarcello. 2013 - Patrick Wall and Jim Marks. 2012 - Kevin Defranco and Zach Badalucco.

MAAC All-Academic Team (34): 2017 - Brian Corrigan, Collin Dizon, Jack Dolan, Kevin McKendry, David Meyer, James Sarrocco, Mitchell Standera, Regan Sweeney, Jack Zukowski 2016 - Brian Corrigan, David Meyer, Mitchell Standera, Regan Sweeney, Dillon Walker, Dylan Woods. 2015 - Dominic Montemurro, Dave Scarcello, Dillon Walker, Brian Corrigan, Dylan Woods. 2014 - Dominic Montemurro, Gannon Osborn, Dave Scarcello, Dillon Walker, Dylan Woods  2013 - Vin Chiodo, Ethan Fox, Shane Jaeger, Gannon Osborn. 2012 - Vin Chiodo, Kevin Dondero, Ethan Fox, Evan Guarini, Gannon Osborn.