Dustin Kerns

Dustin Kerns (born February 1, 1980)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Appalachian State Mountaineers
Current conference: Sun Belt Conference
Presbyterian record: 31-37 (.456)
Appalachian State record: 97-65 (.599)
Overall record: 128-102 (.557)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Appalachian State
2017-2019 Presbyterian
2013-2017 Wofford (asst)
2007-2013 Santa Clara (asst)
2004-2007 Wofford (asst)
2003-2004 Tennessee (grad. asst)
2002-2003 Tennessee Tech (DBO)

Dustin Kerns Facts

  • Dustin Kerns
  • Born February 1, 1980
  • Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Alma Mater: Clemson University (BA, 2002) / University of Tennessee (MS, 2004)
  • After playing at Dobyns-Bennett HS (TN), Kerns attended Clemson and served as a manager under head coach Larry Shyatt
    • Spent three summers coaching at the Michael Jordan Flight School (2001-03)
  • Started his coaching career in 2002, spending one year as DBO at Tennessee Tech under Mike Sutton, followed by one year as a graduate assistant under Bruce Pearl at Tennessee
  • Became a full-time assistant in 2004, spending three years on Mike Young‘s staff at Wofford
  • Moved out West in 2007 where he would serve as an assistant under Kerry Keating for six seasons at Santa Clara
  • Returned to Wofford in 2013 for a second stint on Young‘s staff, working there another four seasons (seven total)
  • Hired in May 2017 to become the head coach at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, his first head coaching opportunity
    • Went 31-37 over two seasons, improving from 11 wins in his first season to 20 in his second
  • Left Presbyterian in March 2019 to become the head coach at Appalachian State

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