The starting goalkeeper on the school's first national championship squad, Kevin East was a mainstay for the 1992 NCAA men's soccer champions, earning NCAA Defensive Most Valuable Player honors at the Final Four. In that season, East allowed just 24 goals in 25 matches, as the Cougars ended the season on a 10-game unbeaten streak, including a 3-1 victory over Ohio Wesleyan University in the title game.
A three-year starter between the pipes, East was named to the NJAC First-Team in 1990, 1991 and 1992, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region team in 1991 and 1992 and the Collegiate Soccer Association of New Jersey Division III All-State squad in 1990, 1991 and 1992. East was also a member of three NCAA tournament teams (1990, 1991, 1992), a NJAC Championship squad in 1990 and an Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship team in 1989, as the Cougars complied a 70-21-2 mark during his stellar career.
The school record-holder in single-season saves (149), career shutouts (29) and career saves (303), East, who also ranks second in single-season shutouts (12), is currently the head men's and women's soccer coach at New Jersey City University after beginning his coaching career on the sidelines at Kean as an assistant from 1993 through 1997.
East earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and criminal justice from Kean University in 1993.