It is being reported that Louisville Associate Head Coach Kevin Keatts will be named the head coach at UNC-Wilmington. According to this article by WECT News in North Carolina, “An emergency meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees has been scheduled Thursday.”
UNC-Wilmington just finished their season 9-23 and in last place in the Colonial Athletic Conference. So Keatts will have his work cut out for him, but he is definitely ready for the job. We wish him nothing but the best.
I can confirm that Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts has accepted the head coaching position at UNC-Wilmington.—
Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 27, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kevin Keatts, who joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball staff in April 2011 as an assistant coach, has been elevated to Associate Head Coach for the Cardinals by head coach Rick Pitino.
“Kevin is one of the best assistants I have had in a long career,” said Pitino. “That’s saying something with the great assistants I’ve had the extreme pleasure to work alongside. He has done an incredible job with all of our current players and recruits and naming him an associate is a much-deserved recognition for him.”
Keatts, who has won two national prep championships and was runner-up on three occasions as head coach at Hargrave Military Academy over eight seasons, has helped the Cardinals assemble two straight top ten recruiting classes. Since his arrival at UofL, the Cardinals have reached the NCAA Final Four twice — including winning the 2013 NCAA Championship — won two Big East Conference championships, and have a combined 79-18 record while winning a school-record 35 games last year.