Keatts at the White House in 2013.
July 28, 1972 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1996–1997||Southwestern Michigan (asst.)|
|1997–1999||Hargrave Military Academy (asst.)|
|1999–2001||Hargrave Military Academy|
|2003–2011||Hargrave Military Academy|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3× CAA regular season championship (2015–2017)
2× CAA Tournament championship (2016, 2017)
2× National Prep championship (2004, 2008)
|2× CAA Coach of the Year (2015, 2016)|
Kevin Andre Keatts (born July 28, 1972) is an American college basketball coach and the current men's head coach at NC State.
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, 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, Keatts had a record of 262–17, and won two national championships.
On March 27, 2014, he was named the head coach of UNC Wilmington (UNCW), succeeding Buzz Peterson. In 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, 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.
Head coaching record
|UNC Wilmington Seahawks (Colonial Athletic Association) (2014–2017)|
|2014–15||UNC Wilmington||18–14||12–6||T–1st||CIT First Round|
|2015–16||UNC Wilmington||25–8||14–4||T–1st||NCAA First Round|
|2016–17||UNC Wilmington||29–6||15–3||1st||NCAA First Round|
|UNC Wilmington:||72–28 (.720)||41–13 (.759)|
|North Carolina State Wolfpack (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2017–present)|
|NC State:||3–0 (1.000)||– (–)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Louisville Athletic Department (2013). "Kevin Keatts Bio". Louisville Cardinals. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
- Jeff Goodman (March 27, 2014). "Kevin Keatts accepts job with UNC-Wilmington Seahawks". ESPN. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
- Gary Parrish (2017-03-17). "NC State hires UNC-Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to be next Wolfpack coach". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2017-03-17.