Kevin Totaro - Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
Kevin Totaro, a native of Fallston, Md. took the helm of the men's lacrosse team with the program's first season in 2014. Coach Totaro 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.
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.
Tyler Rankel - Graduate Assistant/Defensive Coordinator
Tyler Rankel is a Downingtown Pennsylvania native. While attending Downingtown West High School he was a two-sport standout athlete playing ice hockey and lacrosse. At West he earned All-conference and All-state honors as a four-year varsity letter winner in both ice hockey and lacrosse.
Rankel went on to play Division I lacrosse for Robert Morris University (PA) as a long-stick midfielder and defensemen and started all four years.
Tyler was a member of the NEC All Conference and Rookie team. In 2014 he was named to the NEC All-second team. Over his four years at RMU Tyler amassed 96 ground balls, 60 caused turnovers, 3 goals and 7 assists naming him one of the top three defenders in RMU history. While at Robert Morris Rankel was a member of the NEC All-academic team all 4 years.
In 2014 he earned his Bachelor’s degree from RMU in Business with a concentration in sports management.
Tyler has coached many teams from youth to high school players for such teams as South Fayette, Philly Lacrosse, Team Baggataway as well as Team HEADstrong (where he played in High School and to this day remains very involved with the club). He also is a private trainer for players in his area.
Tyler brings a high level of energy and passion with his coaching style. He uses examples and
demonstrations, along with clear communication during practice so each player understands the game, their position and their team role while not only learning but having fun also.
When he’s not coaching Rankel remains active by participating in various men’s lacrosse leagues and pick up hockey games.