Kerry Keating

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Kerry Keating
Kerry Keating, Santa Clara University Men's Basketball Head Coach 2014-05-16 18-53.jpg
Keating at a function.
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1971-07-15) July 15, 1971 (age 46)
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Alma mater Seton Hall ('93)
Playing career
1989–1990 Seton Hall
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–1995 Vanderbilt (asst.)
1995–1998 Seton Hall (asst.)
1998–2000 Appalachian State (asst.)
2000–2001 Tulsa (asst.)
2001–2003 Tennessee (asst.)
2003–2007 UCLA (asst.)
2007–2016 Santa Clara
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1990–1993 Seton Hall (video coor.)
1993–1994 Wake Forest (administrative asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 139–159 (.466)
Tournaments (CBI): 4–0
(CIT): 5–0
Overall: 9–0
Accomplishments and honors
CIT championship (2011)
CBI championship (2013)

Kerry Keating (born (1971-07-15)July 15, 1971) is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at Santa Clara University.

Early life and college education[edit]

Keating was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts and grew up in Rockville Centre, on New York's Long Island. He attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens and Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey.[1]

Keating enrolled at Seton Hall University in 1989 and played on the Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team as a walk-on as a freshman under coach P. J. Carlesimo.[2] The following year, Keating became a student assistant and video coordinator on Carlesimo's staff. Keating graduated from Seton Hall in 1993.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Keating served as administrative assistant for Wake Forest head coach Dave Odom in the 1993–94 season.[1] The following season, Keating joined Jan van Breda Kolff's staff at Vanderbilt as an assistant coach. Keating then returned to Seton Hall University in 1995 to be an assistant coach for three seasons, first under George Blaney then under Tommy Amaker.[3]

Having previously worked with Buzz Peterson as assistant coaches at Vanderbilt, Keating became an assistant coach under Peterson at Appalachian State in 1998. Keating would follow Peterson to Tulsa in 2000 and Tennessee in 2001.[3]

In 2003, Keating joined Ben Howland's staff at UCLA.[4] ranked Keating as one of the nation's best recruiters of incoming talent in 2005.[1][4][5] These accomplishments and reputation helped Keating become the 14th head coach of Santa Clara when the school decided to replace longtime coach Dick Davey.

Keating signed a six-year contract through 2013 at his hiring and was extended for two years through the 2014–15 season in 2011.[6][7] In October 2013, Keating signed a multi-year contract extension.[8] He is Santa Clara University's second highest paid employee.[9]

He has led Santa Clara to the 2011 Tournament and the 2013 College Basketball Invitational championships. Santa Clara is the first school to win both the CIT and CBI titles.

Keating left Santa Clara after a nine-year tenure that saw him go 139–159 overall, and 53–88 in the WCC.[10]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Santa Clara Broncos (West Coast Conference) (2007–2016)
2007–08 Santa Clara 15–16 6–8 4th
2008–09 Santa Clara 16–17 7–7 4th
2009–10 Santa Clara 11–21 3–11 T–6th
2010–11 Santa Clara 24–14 8–6 4th CIT Champion
2011–12 Santa Clara 8–22 0–16 9th
2012–13 Santa Clara 26–12 9–7 4th CBI Champion
2013–14 Santa Clara 14–19 6–12 T–8th
2014–15 Santa Clara 14–18 7–11 T–6th
2015–16 Santa Clara 11–20 7–11 6th
Santa Clara: 139–159 (.466) 53–88 (.376)
Total: 139–159 (.466)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b c "Kerry Keating". Santa Clara University Athletics. Retrieved March 30, 2016. Keating was born on July 15, 1971 in Stoughton, Massachusetts, and was raised in Rockville Centre, New York. He attended high school at Archbishop Molloy and graduated from Seton Hall Prep...Keating made a name for himself as one of the top recruiters in the nation... 
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  3. ^ a b c "Kerry Keating". University of Tennessee Athletics. Archived from the original on August 4, 2003. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Kerry Keating". UCLA Athletics. Archived from the original on August 20, 2007. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
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