Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/6/18
From Press Release
Delaware Valley University is pleased to announce that Ursinus and Gloucester Catholic (N.J.) alum and former Arcadia coach Kevin Kohout has been named the new head men’s lacrosse coach of the Aggies. He becomes just the second head coach in program history and succeeds Gary Mercadante who became the head men’s lacrosse coach at Ursinus College in August.
“First and foremost I’d like to thank (DelVal director of athletics) Steve Cantrell and the search committee for giving me the opportunity to lead the men’s lacrosse program’” Kohout said. “Additionally, I would like to thank my family, coach (Jamie) Steele who coached me at Ursinus, coach (Keith) Euker from McDaniel and coach (Nick) Taylor at Arcadia, coach Mercadante, and all of my former players for their support and experiences they’ve provided me which I believe ultimately helped me earn this position.
“I’m excited to take over a young, growing program and look forward to taking it to new heights.”
It is the first head coaching job for Kohout, who graduated from Ursinus in 2015 with a degree in exercise sports science. He was a dual-sport student-athlete for the Bears, competing all four years on the lacrosse and football teams.
Upon graduation, Kohout was an assistant men’s lacrosse coach and strength and conditioning intern at Division III McDaniel College where he earned a master of science degree in exercise science and physical education. As a member of the Green Terror coaching staff, Kohout was primarily responsible for defensive midfielders, riding and clearing strategies and defensive strategy. He also worked as an assistant head coach at Rock Lacrosse Club in Baltimore, Maryland during that period.
Kohout has experience in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) after spending last year as an assistant coach on the Arcadia University men’s lacrosse staff. Kohout was the defensive coordinator for the Knights and was also heavily involved in the team’s recruiting and academic efforts. Arcadia won six games in 2018, including a 12-8 victory over the Aggies in the annual “Battle for the Bucks-Mont Hammer” rivalry game.
“We’re excited to bring Kevin aboard as our new men’s lacrosse coach,” Cantrell said. “He is a talented professional who has pursued excellence both academically and athletically. This is echoed in his coaching philosophy and clearly aligned with our mission and core values. We feel that he is a great addition to our staff at DelVal.”