The past 30 days have been a whirlwind for Kevin Conry. Just weeks after helping Maryland capture its first NCAA men’s lacrosse championship since 1975, the Terps associate head coach and defensive coordinator was named the new head coach at Michigan on June 21. Nine days later, he and wife Elizabeth welcomed their third daughter Charlotte to join big sisters Isabelle (4 years old) and Lily (2). “I’m riding high. It’s been a heck of a couple of months here,” Conry said Thursday morning before participating in a Q&A about leaving the Terps, staying in the Big Ten, and trying to lift the Wolverines into contention. With Maryland fresh off of winning the national title and with the defense expected to return four of seven starters, what made this the right time to move to Michigan? When you make a move and you look around, I think timing is important, but it’s also the opportunities that are in front of you. I think when Michigan became available, regardless of what was happening at Maryland, I saw a special opportunity there. I felt like I was ready to be a head coach, and I wanted to challenge myself in another avenue where I could lead a program and take it to the next level. I’m really excited about this opportunity, and when it became available, I just wanted to check it out. I wanted to come out here and see what Michigan was all about. I had heard so many unbelievable things about it from the people who have been at Michigan, and everything they say is true and then some. The town itself, the facilities here on campus, the people in the community, it’s a special place here, and I’m really excited to kind of take the reins and move it forward. Did you have any reservations about staying in the Big Ten and facing Maryland and Johns Hopkins, your alma mater? Not at all. I respect them. You look at your schedule in the Big Ten, and you realize, ‘Geez, this is the best lacrosse conference in the country.’ If you look at last year’s teams, three out of the six teams in the Big Ten held the No. 1 ranking [in the Inside Lacrosse media poll]. As someone on the outside looking into it, you might think, ‘Oh man, that could be daunting.’ But the competitor inside of you