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.
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.
Michael Burgos - Goalie Coach
Michael Burgos has taken on the role of Assistant Coach for the 2015-2016 lacrosse season. Burgos will be working with the Men's and Women's teams as the goalie coach.
Burgos started his coaching career at John Carroll University (OH), his alma mater, after his last year of playing. He was in charge of the goalies, while helping with the defense. Most recently, and just a year later, he was the varsity assistant coach at Lake Brantley High School (FL), where he was the defensive coordinator and the goalie coach.
During the 2013-2014 season, Burgos had the opportunity of coaching JCU, helping guide them to the first ever Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, in only their first year of NCAA play. Placing runner-up in the tournament, JCU finished the season at 13-4. His freshman starting goalie earned 2nd Team All-Conference accolades.
During the 2014-2015 campaign, Burgos was with Lade Brantley HS. The team went undefeated during district play, ultimately winning the district championship title. The team advanced to the first of the state playoff tournament, where it finished its season at 10-6.
Prior to the start of his coaching career, Burgos played at Belmont Abbey College (NC). With the Crusaders, Burgos was a part of the Conference Carolinas conference championship team, defeating heavily favored Limestone College. From BAC, Burgos transferred to John Carroll. MCLA at the time, Burgos started every game both seasons, and helped guide the Blue Streaks make their postseason debut in 2013. Burgos ended his career at JCU with a .666% save percentage, holding a 6.77 GAA, and making 310 saves. He was also the team MVP both seasons.
A native of Orlando, FL, Burgos attended Boone High School, where he lettered in two varsity sports: Lacrosse and Hockey. While playing lacrosse at BHS, Burgos was a three year starter for the Braves, earning four varsity letters, team captain for two years (Jr & Sr), 2nd Team All-District as a sophomore, and 1st Team All-Metro as a senior.
Brandon Singleton - Assistant Coach
Brandon Singleton enters his first year with the Viking men's lacrosse program. Singleton is originally from Brentwood, N.Y., and is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College with a 2011 bachelor's of science degree in sports and fitness management and a minor in business. At Tennessee Wesleyan, Brandon was a long-stick-middie and was a four year starter and three year captain. He was named to the SELC Honorable Mention All-Conference Defensive Team in 2008, SELC first team All-Conference team in 2010 and 2011, 2010 SELC All-Tournament team and he was a third team MCLA All-American in 2010. Brandon holds a number of records at Tennessee Wesleyan including most ground balls in a season (87) and career (200), most points in a game as a defender (10) and most career points by a defender (26).
Singleton comes to Missouri Valley from Fontbonne University where he spent the last three years as a graduate assistant while earning his Master's in education. Singleton was also previously a youth headh coach for the Peachtree City Youth Lacrosse team, assistant coach for the Copperheads lacrosse U-15 selection team and served as assistant coach of the Smoky Mountain Lacrosse Club. Singleton also currently works with Xcelerate lacrosse camps during the summer.