Shelley Sheiner

Entering my 20th Season as Head Coach of the Kean University Men's lacrosse program, we have not had a losing season in 17 seasons. I am an alumni of Kean.

Kean has qualified for the postseason in 14 of the 17 seasons and Coach Sheiner has won 180 games as head of the Cougar program.

Coach Sheiner Highlights

NCAA Tournament Appearance - 2008 2021

Conference Championships 2008 2021

ECAC Metro Region Championship 2010

ECAC Tournament Appearances 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2018

Conference Tournament Appearances (Skyline & CSAC) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2021 2022.

Second Winningest Coach in Program History

Skyline Conference Coach of the Year 2008

Earned his 200th Career Victory against Bryn Athyn College this past season.

11 All-Americans

6 Scholar All-Americans

Seven All-Region Selections

70 All-Conference Selections

Two Conference Player of the Year Selections

Three Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year Selections

One Conference Rookie of the Year Selection

In 2019, Sheiner collected 11 wins and the Cougars made their 14th straight playoff appearance. Seven players were named all-conference, while senior Mike Snellen was named to the All-ECAC first team and he earned USILA All-American status.

Coach Sheiners teams have earned 10 or more victories in 11 out of 17 seasons. Sheiner has a .633 win percentage, the second highest in Kean Lacrosse history. It is the highest win percentage among coaches who have led the program for more than one season of lacrosse at Kean.

The 2013 & 2014 Cougars broke the program's all-time single season wins total in back-to-back years; in 2013 Kean won 15 games and then the team won 16 in 2014. The prior record was 14 wins, which was accomplished in three different years (1993, 2008, and 2010). Two of those seasons were under Coach Sheiners guidance. During the 2013 season, Coach Sheiner reached the 100-win mark with a 10-9 victory over Birmingham Southern College on March 15.

In 2010 the Cougars captured their first ECAC championship in over a decade with an 11-7 win verse rival Richard Stockton in the Division III Mid-Atlantic Mens Lacrosse Championship. In 2008, the team captured the program's first-ever Skyline Conference championship with a thrilling 8-7 come-from-behind victory over arch-rival Montclair State University, advancing the Cougars to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.

Sheiner has coached 40 different players to All-Conference accolades in his 17 seasons. He has coached six USILA All-Americans and five USILA Scholar All-Americans.