Kahil Fennell

Kahil Fennell (born July 27, 1982)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UTRGV Vaqueros
Current conference: Southland Conference
UTRGV record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 0-0 (.000)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present UTRGV
2022-2024 BYU (asst)
2021-2022 Louisville (asst)
2018-2021 Louisville (DBO)
2017-2018 Portland State (asst)
2016-2017 Texas-Permian Basin (assoc. HC)
2015-2016 Texas-Permian Basin (asst)

Kahil Fennell Facts

  • Kahil Jason Fennell
  • Born July 27, 1982
  • Hometown: Oakland, California
  • Alma Mater: University of the Redlands (BA, 2004)
  • The California-native played three seasons at D-III Redlands for head coach Gary Smith, and served as a team captain
    • After graduation he initial worked in the private sector in the medical device industry
  • Started his coaching career in 2014 as an assistant coach at Alameda HS (CA)
  • Joined Andy Newman‘s staff at D-II Texas-Permian Basin in 2015 as an assistant and was elevated to associate head coach in 2016
  • Spent on year at Portland State as an assistant under Barret Peery and then was hired by Chris Mack in 2018 to be his DBO at Louisvill
    • Worked at UL for four seasons (one as an assistant coach) and was part of the 2019-20 team that ranked as high as #1 in the AP Poll
  • Following the change in staff at Louisville, Fennell was hired by Mark Pope as an assistant coach at BYU
  • Hired in April 2024 to become the head coach at UTRGV, ahead of the program’s move from the WAC to the Southland

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