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. Totaro 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 Vikings to their first KCAC regular season and postseason tournament championships, along with a third GRLC Division II title. The team also finished as National runner-up at the innagural NAIA Men's Lacrosse National Invitational, and made a third-straight appearance at the MCLA Division II National Tournament. The Vikings finished with an overall record of 15-3.
Totaro holds an overall record of 44-8 as coach of the men's lacross team and has developed 14 All-Americans, 40 all-conference student-athletes. His program has also earned two conference Offensive Player of the Year and one Defensive Player of the Year awards.
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.
Coach Totaro lives in Marshall with his wife, Natalie, and his son, Keaton.
Chad Fairfoull - Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
A native of Brantford Ontario Canada, Chad Fairfoull comes to Missouri Valley College as the assistant coach for the men's lacrosse program, beginning with the 2016-17 season.
Fairfoull has taken the Dawson College Blues from to the Championship Game two of the last three years. In 2013, after 10 years of missing the playoffs, Coach Fairfoull guided the team to the Championship game, a first in the programs history. Since then they have repeated that feat and set team records for most wins in a season three years in a row.
Born in Brantford Ontario Canada, Fairfoul grew up playing box lacrosse in the Ontario Lacrosse Association. Playing for various Youth organizations in the OLA such as Brantford Minor and Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association. Fairfoull Graduated from Arnprior District High School with honours where he played football, basketball, and track and field.
After high school, Fairfoull attended Queen’s University where he played football and Lacrosse in his first year. Playing for Team Manitoba (1999), Fairfoull earned asilver medal at the Canadian National S.r Men’s Field Lacrosse Championship. He also won another Silver Medal while playing for the Quebec Provincial team in 2001.
Fairfoull has garnered 4 separate Coach of the Year Awards in four different leagues in Canada including: The OLA Jr B League (Nepean Knights - 2008), the OLA Jr A League (Ottawa Titans – 2004), The FCQ Jr B League (Longueuil Patriotes – 2007), and the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (Carleton University – 2004). As a head coach of Team Quebec, Fairfoull has also won 2 tier II gold medal and the Canadian Minor National Lacrosse Championships in 2009 and 2011.
Fairfoull has been coaching for over 20 years in field and box lacrosse in Canada and has operated numerous camps and clinics for players and coaches. As a Master Leaning Facilitator for the National Coaching Certification Program in Canada, Fairfoull has been teaching coaching for the past 5 years to pass on his love for coaching to the next generation.
Kevin Kennedy - Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
Reigning from South Lyon, Michigan, Kevin Kennedy joins the men’s lacrosse coaching staff at Missouri Valley College as a graduate assistant and assistant coach for defense, beginning in the 2016-2017 season. Kennedy graduated from South Lyon East High in 2012 where he started his lacrosse career playing midfielder and taking face-offs. From there, Kennedy attended Siena Heights University for the next four years where he also started all four years on the men’s lacrosse team. As a freshmen Kennedy played a part in the first Siena Heights men’s lacrosse team to make it to playoffs, and helped lead the team back to the playoffs for the next three years he attended, including three national tournaments in the last two years of his career there.
Kennedy played multiple positions on defense during his career, including defensive midfielder, long-stick midfielder and defense. Kennedy also took face-offs in his 2015 where he was second in face-offs taken at 75, tied for first in wins at 55 and lead the team in faceoff win percentage at 73%. Earning all conference honorable mention honors in 2015 as a defensive midfielder, Kennedy also earned a spot on the All-Academic team for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference in 2015 and 2016. For the last two years Kennedy has been a coach for a travel lacrosse team based out of Tecumseh, Michigan known as Betta Lax. Kennedy graduated with honors from Siena Heights University in 2016 with a bachelor of science in biology.