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Kevin Keatts Wiki: Kevin Andre Keatts is an American college basketball coach and the current men’s head coach at North Carolina State University.
Kevin Keatts Coaching career
Kevin Keatts began his coaching career as an assistant at Southwestern Michigan College for the 1996–97 season. He then went to Hargrave Military Academy as an assistant coach for two seasons before being promoted to head coach in 1999. In 2001, Kevin Keatts moved to Marshall as an assistant coach to Greg White. He returned to Hargrave in 2003 and served as the head coach until 2011. During his ten years (over two stints) as the head coach at Hargrave, Kevin Keatts had a record of 262–17.
In 2011, he earned a degree from Marshall. Kevin Keatts then joined the staff of Rick Pitino at Louisville and was a part of the Cardinals’ 2013 NCAA Division I national championship team which was later vacated by the NCAA because of recruiting violations that occurred from December 2010 until June 2014. Citing Kevin Keatts‘ coaching and recruiting prowess, Pitino promoted Kevin Keatts to the position of associate head coach in January 2014.
On March 27, 2014, he was named the head coach of UNC Wilmington (UNCW), succeeding Buzz Peterson. In Kevin Keatts‘ first season at UNCW he was named CAA Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Seahawks to their first conference championship in nine years, and first winning season in seven (7) years.
In his second year, Kevin Keatts repeated his rookie-year double, once again winning the CAA regular-season championship and Conference Coach of the Year. In winning the 2016 conference coach of the year, he became the first coach in CAA history to ever win the award in consecutive years.
On March 17, 2017, Kevin Keatts became the head coach at North Carolina State University, succeeding Mark Gottfried. Kevin Keatts is the first Wolfpack head coach to defeat Duke, North Carolina, and Wake Forest in his first attempt since Tal Stafford during the 1918–19 season. After being projected to finish 12th in the ACC, Kevin Keatts led the Wolfpack to a tied for third place finish in the conference, as well as earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
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