Kip Turner, a two-time USILA All-American goalie for the University of Virginia, joined the Brown coaching staff as an assistant in 2010. In 2011, Turner was promoted to first assistant coach of the Brown men's lacrosse team by head coach Lars Tiffany and has been instrumental in the development of All-American goalie Jack Kelly '16.
"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 All-Ivy goalies Matt Chriss and Will Round, as well as a slew of young goalkeepers on the Bears squad, including Jack Kelly '16, who developed into an All-American and a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection. He's also the face-off coach for the Bears, developing Will Gural '16 into one of the top face-off men in the nation in 2015 and 2016.
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. After a nine-year stint in the MLL, Turner decided to retire in the spring of 2016.
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 under head coach Dom Starsia. 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.
He and his wife, Emy Deyhle Turner, reside in Providence, R.I.