“Meet the Coaches” – Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Tyler O’Keefe

A photo of men's lacrosse head coach Tyler O'Keefe, facing to the left, walking across Roberts Field with several men's lacrosse players in the background
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Cambridge, Mass. (December 2) – In the next installment of the "Meet the Coaches" series by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), we spotlight men's lacrosse head coach/physical education and wellness instructor Tyler O'Keefe, who enters his fourth season at MIT.

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Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Concord, New Hampshire. 

Where did you go to college?
I went to Springfield College. 

What was your most memorable experience as a student-athlete at Springfield?
I would have to say winning four conference titles in a row and going to the NCAA Tournament every year. A couple of those years, we had some pretty good runs in the NCAA Tournament.

What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is "Drive: The Story of My Life" by Larry Bird. I first read it in eighth grade, then again in high school and definitely in college.

What is the most recent book you read?
"The Art of War" by Sun Tzu

What is your favorite professional sports team?
New England Patriots

While you are home during the spring semester and the summer, which TV shows did you start watching or streaming?
I wouldn't say I picked up any new shows but I did a lot of re-watching. I watched "The Sopranos" and "Sons of Anarchy" again. Obviously, "Ozark" season three came out so I definitely binge-watched it.

What is an interesting fact about yourself that no one knows?
I've never been to New York City. I've driven through it, but I've never actually visited or spent time in New York City.

What is your favorite sport other than lacrosse to watch on TV or stream?
Football. I love watching college football, but I love watching football in general.

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