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Kevin Conry
Position: Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Hometown: Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins '04
Kevin Conry was hired as Maryland's assistant coach/defensive coordinator in August 2012 and is responsible for the Terrapins' overall defense.

Conry has quickly garnered accolades as one of the top defensive minds in college lacrosse, coaching Maryland defensive players to a total of 10 All-America honors in just three seasons. His defensive unit has been ranked in the top-10 all three seasons, including two seasons in the top-3.
Conry's defensive unit led the nation in scoring defense in 2015, allowing just 7.1 goals-per-game en route to Maryland's second straight NCAA Final Four appearance. Kyle Bernlohr received the Kelly Award for being the nation's top goalkeeper, as the Terps became the first team to win the award back-to-back seasons with different goalkeepers since 1961-62. Bernlohr (1st), Casey Ikeda (1st) and Matt Dunn (3rd) all earned USILA All-America honors on the defensive end.

In 2014, Maryland ranked third in the nation allowing just 7.24 goals-per-game (Army led with 7.21), as goalkeeper Niko Amato and defender Goran Murray captured USILA All-America First Team honors. The stout defense helped the Terps advance to their third NCAA Final Four in four seasons, while Amato received the Kelly Award for the nation's top goalkeeper.

In his first season in College Park Conry oversaw a defensive unit that ranked first in the ACC in points allowed and ninth nationally while playing one of the toughest schedules in the country. Under Conry's tuteledge five Terrapin defenders earned All-America honors in 2013, led by senior Jesse Bernhardt who became the first Terp since 2006 to garner a first-team selection.

Conry came to College Park after a successful five-year stint at Fairfield, where he was the Stags' associate head coach for the past two seasons. He was responsible for turning around a defensive unit that ranked 39th in the nation prior to his arrival into a unit that ranked among the top 16 in the country in each of the past three seasons.

In addition to the six-on-six defensive improvements, Conry also helped the Stags improve in man-down defense, with Fairfield ranking among the top 17 in the nation since 2010.

Conry was also a big factor in Fairfield's recruiting efforts, including the Stags' 2013 freshman class, which was ranked the 12th-best incoming class in the country, according to Inside Lacrosse.

Prior to joining the Fairfield coaching staff, Conry spent the 2007 season at Penn State, where he helped recruit the 2008 Nittany Lions' freshman class, which Inside Lacrosse ranked the fifth-best class in the nation. Penn State finished the 2007 season with the 13th-best defense in the country, allowing just 7.92 goals per game. Conry started his coaching career at Sienna, where he served as an assistant from 2004-06.

A 2004 graduate of Johns Hopkins, Conry was a four-year member of the Blue Jays lacrosse team, helping the squad to a runner-up finish in the 2003 NCAA Division I Championship. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at Hopkins and went on to earn a master's of Science in Education from the University of Albany in 2006.

A native of Rockville Centre, N.Y., Conry is married to the former Elizabeth Hannan.

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