Kevin Keatts

Kevin Keatts (born July 28, 1972)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: NC State Wolfpack
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
UNC Wilmington record: 72-28 (.720)
NC State record: 139-94 (.597)
Overall record: 211-122 (.634)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-present NC State
2014-2017 UNC Wilmington
2011-2014 Louisville (asst)
2001-2003 Marshall (asst)
1996-1997 Southwestern Michigan CC (asst)

Kevin Keatts Facts

  • Kevin Andre Keatts
  • Born July 28, 1972
  • Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: Marshall University (BA, 2011)
  • Played four seasons for head coach Bill Pullen at Division III Ferrum College in Virginia
  • Was head coach at Hargrave Military Academy (VA) from 1999-2001 and 2003-2011, amassing an overall record of 262-17
    • In between head coaching stints, spent two seasons as an assistant to head coach Greg White at Marshall
  • Won two national championships at Hargrave before returning to the collegiate coaching ranks at Louisville in 2011
  • Spent three years as head coach at UNC Wilmington, winning the CAA title each year and going to two NCAA Tournaments
  • Hired in March 2017 to take over as head coach at North Carolina State
    • Led the Wolfpack to the 2018 NCAA Tournament in his first season and the NIT quarterfinal in his second
    • Won 23 games during the 2022-23 season, his fourth 20+ win record in six seasons, and reached the NCAA Tournament
    • Led the Wolfpack to a surprise ACC Tournament crown in 2024, winning five games in five days as the 10-seed to get back to the NCAAT; the title also triggered a two-year contract extension for Keatts
      • The Pack continued their magical run and made it all the way to the Final Four for the first time since 1983

Kevin Keatts Coaching Tree