Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Kevin Conry
Assoc. Head Coach/Defensive Coord.
Coach Info:
Position: Assoc. Head Coach/Defensive Coord.
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. He was promoted to associate head coach in January 2016.

Conry has been part of one of the most successful eras of Maryland men's lacrosse, including the Terrapins' 2017 National Championship. In five seasons, he has helped lead the Terps to four NCAA Final Fours and five Big Ten Conference titles.

Conry has garnered accolades as one of the top defensive minds in college lacrosse, being named the 2015 IMLCA Assistant Coach of the Year. Conry has coached Maryland defensive players to a total of 19 All-America honors, while his defensive units have been ranked in the top-10 in four of five seasons. He coached the No. 1 overall defense in 2015.

Conry has also helped produce 11 Major Lacrosse Draft selections on the defensive end in his five seasons.

The success of the program during Conry's tenure has translated to the classroom, as well, with four defensive players being named USILA Scholar All-Americans since 2013: Jesse Bernhardt, Landon Carr, Casey Ikeda and Matt Dunn.

Despite losing three All-Americans from the previous season, Conry's 2017 defense developed into one of the top units nationally. This was on full display in the NCAA Final Four, as the Terps allowed only 14 goals, including just six in the finals, en route to winning the 2017 National Championship. Tim Muller became the first defender in history to be named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament.

Conry's 2017 unit earned a long list of accolades, including the Schmeisser Award, which was presented to Tim Muller for being the nation's top defenseman. Isaiah Davis-Allen earned First Team USILA All-America for the second straight year, becoming the first Maryland defender to achieve the feat since Mike Farrell (1975-76). Muller joined Davis-Allen on the First Team, while Bryce Young and Matt Neufeldt were named Honorable Mention All-Americans. 

The 2016 Maryland defense featured a bevy of experience developed under the guidance of Conry, including five USILA All-Americans: Isaiah Davis-Allen (1st), Kyle Bernlohr (2nd), Matt Dunn (2nd), Greg Danseglio (3rd) and Tim Muller (3rd). The Terrapins won a school-record 17 games en route to their third consecutive NCAA Final Four appearance. Conry's defense ranked 10th nationally in scoring defense (8.35 goals/g) and third in man-down defense (73%).

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 as the nation's top goalkeeper, making the Terps the first team to win the award in back-to-back seasons with different goalkeepers since 1961-62 (Niko Amato, 2014). 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 four-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.