Kip Turner, a two-time USILA All-American goalie for the University of Virginia, joined the Brown coaching staff as an asistant in 2010. In 2011, Turner was promoted to first assistant coach of the Brown men's lacrosse team by head coach Lars Tiffany.
"The strength of a coaching staff can be measured in a multiple of ways, but perhaps the most important category is the number of years together," said Tiffany. "The consistency that has resulted from the four year duration Kip and I have been recruiting, teaching and training together cannot be underestimated. Kip's steadfastness with his commitment to the greatness of Brown Lacrosse is paying off big dividends for all of us. The successes realized with the team that are directly related to his coaching have not solely occurred with the goalies. Along with guiding several of our keepers to All-Ivy honors, Kip has been integral with the production of many of our men. To say I feel fortunate to have had Kip here these four years is an understatement: we are fortunate to have him."
At Brown, Turner helped develop second team All-Ivy goalie Will Round, as well as a slew of young goalkeepers on the Bears' squad.
Turner has continued to practice his trade in the professional ranks, leading the Chesapeake Bayhawks to two consecutive MLL Championships in 2012 and 2013. Turner was also selected the starting goalie in the MLL All-Star game in 2013. He was recently named as a final candidate for the United States roster for the 2014 World Championship to be held in Denver, Colorado.
Turner was selected second overall in the Major League Lacrosse draft by the Boston Cannons, the highest goalie ever picked in a draft. He made an immediate impact, being named the Cannons’ Defensive MVP in 2008. A three-time MLL Defensive Player of the Week in 2010, Turner was named the MLL Goalkeeper of the Year for his outstanding play.
A 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in Government, Turner was a four-year lettermen for the Cavaliers. He was the UVA defensive MVP in 2006, leading the Cavaliers to the ACC Championship and NCAA title. Turner was an All-ACC first team selection in 2007, and named to the All-ACC Tournament team in 2006 and 2007.