Michael Velez joins the Cougar coaching staff for his first season in 2019
Velez comes to Kean after coaching stops at Madison High School, West Orange High School and Glen Ridge High School. He coached on two Group 1 State Championship teams at Madison (2017) and Glen Ridge (2011), while capturing back-to-back Essex County Championships with Glen Ridge in 2011 & 2012.
A four year member of the Kean University lacrosse program (2003-2007), Velez made two appearances in the ECAC Tournament and one in the Skyline Tournament.
He is currently a physical education teacher at the George Washington Carver Elementary School in Newark.
Velez earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Health from Kean in 2007.