BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–Birmingham-Southern has hired Casey Kear as Head Coach of its men's lacrosse program, Athletic Director Joe Dean, Jr., announced today.
"We are very pleased to have Casey Kear leading our men's lacrosse program," Dean said. "Casey has been extremely successful as both a player and coach during his career, and we feel he is the right person to take our program to the national level."
Kear has been an Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., since 2006. His main responsibility was coordinating the defense, and he was also the recruiting coordinator. Kear coached two NCAA All-Americans at FMC, and helped lead the Diplomats to top-20 national rankings in each of the past three seasons and 21 total wins in the last two seasons.
Kear is a 2006 graduate of State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), where he received degrees in History and Sociology. He played varsity lacrosse for SUNY Albany, helping lead the Great Danes to the America East championships in 2004 and 2005. Prior to SUNY Albany, he attended Herkimer County Community College, winning the 2003 Junior College National Championship, and before that he attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 2001-2003.
Kear has also helped direct Tom Cavallaro's All-Star Lacrosse Camps in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Texas over the past five years.
"I would first like to thank General Krulak, Joe Dean and everyone else involved in the interview process for giving me the opportunity to be the new head coach of the men's lacrosse team at Birmingham-Southern College," Kear said. "I could not be more excited to work with the student athletes and help them reach their full potential. The college, athletic department and facilities are all top notch. The Birmingham-Southern athletic department has a rich history of success and I look forward to contributing to that."
Kear will begin his duties on July 1.