Hollins Director of Athletics Myra Sims is pleased to announce that Kate Keagins will be the next head coach of the Hollins lacrosse program. Keagins will assume the day-to-day operations of the program beginning July 16th, 2018.
Coach Keagins comes to Hollins having been the head lacrosse coach at Coker College (Hartsville, SC) for the past two seasons, after serving as an assistant coach for the DII Cobras in 2016. In 2017, Keagins was named South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year when her team posted the best record in program history. In addition to receiving the Coach of the Year award, Keagins coached the conference Player of the Year while the program received NCAA DII top 20 recognition.
Coach Keagins is a 2012 graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Psychology. During her time with the Wildcats, Keagins was an America East All Conference selection as well as being named to the 2009 America East All Rookie Team and earned IWLCA Northeast All Region honors. After her senior season, Keagins was voted America East Fan Voted Player of the Year.
After graduation, the Bay Shore, NY native began her coaching career at Longwood University of the Big South Conference. From 2013-15, Coach Keagins was responsible for organizing practices, recruiting, team travel, camps, clinics, as well as player development.