Within the past hour the Harford Community College men’s lacrosse twitter handle announced the hire of new assistant coach, Kevin Totaro.
Totaro, a native of Fallston, Md. was the head coach at Missouri Valley College where led the Vikings to a GRLC Division II championship, an appearance in the 2014 MCLA Division II National Tournament, a final ranking of No. 13 ranking in the MCLA Division II Coaches’ Poll, nine all-conference selections, one all-American and a 15–2 record. Totaro (60–11 record at MVC) duplicated that success in year two, guiding Missouri Valley to another GRLC Division II title, second-straight appearance in the MCLA Division II National Tournament, a No. 3 overall ranking in the MCLA Division II Coaches’ Poll, 12 all-conference selections, four MCLA Division II All-Americans and a final record of 11–2. In 2016, Totaro led the men’s lacrosse team to both a GRLC Division II championship along with regular season and postseason tournament championships in the KCAC. The Vikings made a third-straight appearance into the the MCLA Division II National Tournament, and qualified for the first-ever NAIA Men’s Lacrosse National Invitational. Missouri Valley finished as National runner-up to finish the 2016 season, and was honored with six NAIA All-Americans and three MCLA All-Americans, finishing with a 20–4 overall record. In 2017, the Vikings went the entire regular season ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, and repeated as regular season and postseason tournament champions in the KCAC. The team swept the individual awards in the KCAC, and Totaro was named Coach of the Year. The team appeared in the National Invitational for the second-straight year, advancing to the semifinals and finishing the season ranked No. 3 in the NAIA. The team was recognized with four All-Americans, including National Player of the Year Ryan Barnes. Missouri Valley finished with a 14–2 overall record. Totaro’s career record at Missouri Valley was 60–9.
Raised in Harford County, Totaro graduated from Harford Tech High School in 2004 where he played football and lacrosse earning second team “all county” lacrosse honors, leading the county in goals scored and was second in overall points.
He attended Harford Community College, playing for the school’s lacrosse team for two years. Totaro then attended Shenandoah University from 2008–2010, playing Division III lacrosse for the Hornets and serving as senior captain, leading the team in scoring.
Totaro started his coaching career in Northern Virginia Community College as an assistant coach, and was most recently an assistant coach at Catonsville Community College in Baltimore, Md. Totaro has participated in various lacrosse camps and coached the General Lacrosse Club summer team in Virginia as well as a local Baltimore recreation team, along with serving as a volunteer for the Maryland Special Olympics.
Totaro resides in Bel Air, Md with his wife Natalie and son Keaton.