Tyler O’Keefe enters his first year as the MIT Walter Alessi Men's Lacrosse Head Coach in 2017-18 after being named to the position on July 19, 2017. He came to MIT from Williams College (Mass.), where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons.
At Williams, O’Keefe was the program’s defensive coordinator, head recruiting coordinator and coached the face-off specialists. He has also coached two First Team All-NESCAC performers, two Second Team selections, one Second Team NEILA All-Star, one NEILA Honorable Mention honoree and two USILA Honorable Mention All-Americans during his time with the Ephs.
O’Keefe’s other collegiate coaching experience includes stints as an assistant at both Rhodes College (Tenn.) in 2014-2015 and at his alma mater, Springfield College (Mass.), from 2012-2014. As a four-year student-athlete for the Pride, O’Keefe was a team captain as a senior and a two-time Pilgrim League All-Conference honoree. His teams captured four straight Pilgrim League Championships and appeared in the NCAA Division III Tournament in each of his four seasons.
In the classroom at Springfield, O’Keefe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 2012 and is working towards completing his Masters of Science in movement and sports studies, with a concentration in athletic administration. He was also a member of the Springfield College Criminal Justice Club from 2009-2012 and worked as a supervisor in the Office of Special Programs at Springfield from May 2013-December 2014.