National high school coach of the year, two-time coach of #1 high school team in nation, coach of U.S. international team, two-time Washington Post Coach of the Year, Washington College graduate, two-time captain of two-time NCAA championship finalists, all-star USCLA post-college player for DC area team, dedicated teacher and youth coach, board member of state coaches’ association, Potomac Chapter, and Winners Lacrosse, frequent volunteer speaker and clinician.
Kevin Giblin has never forgotten the one-time advice given to him by his father. He told his son that if he ever got the opportunity, to stick with the Jesuits. For the past two decades at Georgetown Prep, Kevin has done just that. He is an educator of young men who teaches, through example, such core virtues as effort, self-discipline, perseverance, teamwork and faith. An assistant headmaster and teacher at Mater Dei School, he has coached lacrosse, football, and basketball for over 21 years.
As the first and only head coach of the Georgetown Prep program, Kevin has infused his passion for competition and lacrosse into his players for the past 19 years. His penetrating eyes and audible bark reveal an intensity that is familiar to his team, as well as to opposing coaches and game officials. From the outset, he sought to schedule games against the toughest teams in the nation in order to challenge his team. Today, others schedule his lacrosse squad in order to play against the nation’s best.
Under Kevin’s direction, Georgetown Prep won its first Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) championship in 1993 and then repeated the feat in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011. Recently, Prep has dominated lacrosse not only in the region but also earned recognition as the top high school team in the nation in two of the past four years. Now entering his 20th season as head coach, Kevin has amassed an impressive win-loss record of 277-63 (.815). He has coached 22 players to high school All-America honors. His squads have yielded 120 players who have gone on to play college lacrosse.
As chief architect and implementer of Prep’s rise to national lacrosse prominence, Kevin’s success has paralleled the phenomenal growth of lacrosse in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and its emergence as one of the top college recruiting hotbeds in the nation. He is the co-founder of one of the nation’s premier high school tournaments, the annual Jesuit Lacrosse Classic, which benefits inner city education and lacrosse. Kevin has coached in the national North-South high school game and the Free State all-star team twice. In recognition of his outstanding record, U.S. Lacrosse has named him an assistant coach when the United States will compete in under-19 international competition in 2008.
Kevin and his wife Karen have four children, all lacrosse players: Liam, Colin, Dempsey, and Cormac.