Kirk Earlywine

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Kirk Earlywine
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Biographical details
Born (1964-07-04) July 4, 1964 (age 52)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1987 Campbell (asst.)
1987–1989 Ball State (asst.)
1989–1993 Utah (asst.)
1993–1995 Central Michigan (asst.)
1995–1996 Pfeiffer
1996–1999 UW–Milwaukee (asst.)
1999–2006 Weber State (asst.)
2006–2007 UNC Wilmington (asst.)
2007–2011 Eastern Washington
Head coaching record
Overall 63–86 (.423)

Kirk Earlywine (born July 4, 1964) is an American college basketball coach, currently the director of player development at the University of Idaho[1] and the former head men's basketball coach at Eastern Washington University. He was hired on June 14, 2007 to replace the fired Mike Burns.[2] Eastern Washington announced it would not renew Earlywine's contract on March 7, 2011.[3]

Earlywine previously spent one year on Benny Moss's staff at the UNCW as an assistant. Prior to arriving at UNCW, he spent seven years as an assistant coach at Weber State University, and three years before that at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

His only other head coaching experience came during the 1995–96 season, when Earlywine was the head coach at Division II Pfeiffer University. Earlywine led Pfeiffer to a 21–8 record in his only season at the helm.

Earlywine's first full-time coaching experience came under the tutelage of Rick Majerus, beginning in 1987 at Ball State University for two seasons, then for another four seasons at the University of Utah. Earlywine left Majerus' staff after the 1992–93 season to join the staff at Central Michigan University for two years.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Earlywine graduated from Campbell University in 1987 with a degree in physical education. He got his first coaching experience at Campbell, serving as a student assistant for the Fighting Camels.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall

Pfeiffer (Conference Carolinas) (1995–1996)
1995–96 Pfeiffer 21–8 14–4 NCAA D–II 2nd Round
Pfeiffer: 21–8 14–4
Eastern Washington (Big Sky Conference) (2007–present)
2007–08 Eastern Washington 11–19 6–10 T–8th
2008–09 Eastern Washington 12–18 6–10 T–6th
2009–10 Eastern Washington 9–21 5–11 7th
2010–11 Eastern Washington 10–20 7–9 T–6th
Eastern Washington: 42–78 24–40
Total: 63–86

      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


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