Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Teams coached: NJIT Highlanders
NJIT record: 81-123 (.397)
Overall record: 81-123 (.397)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2019)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2023 NJIT
2012-2016 NJIT (asst)
1997-2002 DePaul (asst)

Brian Kennedy Facts

  • Brian Kennedy
  • Hometown: Rumson, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: Monmouth University (BS, 1990)
  • Son of the late Bob Kennedy, a former college and high school coach
  • Played at both Princeton and Monmouth, graduating from the latter after playing for Wayne Szoke; was team captain as both a junior and senior
    • Took over as President of the family business, basketball instructional organization The Hoop Group, after graduating
  • First collegiate job was as an assistant at DePaul under his uncle, Pat, from 1997-2002
  • Stepped away from coaching to work on Wall Street from 2002 to 2009, then returned to The Hoop Group as Athletic Director from 2009-2012 before taking the assistant position at NJIT
  • Spent four seasons as an assistant at NJIT under Jim Engles before taking over as head coach
    • Led the Highlanders to the second round of the CIT in 2019
    • Went 81-123 during his seven-year tenure at the helm; resigned in March 2023 following a 7-23 season
  • Has three daughters and one son

Brian Kennedy Coaching Tree

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