Butler assistant Kevin Kuwik has been named the head coach at Army West Point, the academy announced on Wednesday. Kuwik is an Army veteran who served throughout his early coaching career, taking a break from an assistant job at Ohio to spend 18 months in Iraq for which he earned a Bronze star.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Kuwik and his family to the West Point Team,” Ad Mike Buddie said.” Kevin is uniquely qualified to develop our cadets as both athletes and leaders of character while fulfilling our goal of winning a Patriot League Championship. His experiences at several great institutions as well as his time in the Army will translate well to the culture at West Point. Welcome Kevin, Kathryn, Natalie and Cara to the United States Military Academy!”
Kuwik has been a journeyman in college basketball, starting out as a student manager for John MacLeod at Notre Dame where he was also a distinguished graduate of their Army ROTC program. He has spent time on staff at Davidson, Dayton, and Ohio State, among others and has been part of a number of NCAA Tournament teams.
“What an amazing honor for my family and me,” said Kuwik. “We could not be more thankful to Mike Buddie and his entire leadership team for their belief in me. I am excited to get to work with a special group of young men, producing not only winners but future leaders and defenders of our nation.”
Army parted ways with former head coach Jimmy Allen earlier this month after seven seasons at the helm. Allen went 98-112 overall but was coming off his best year (17-16, 10-8). The Black Knights have never been to the NCAA Tournament and most recently played in the NIT in 1978. Allen did lead the program to the CBI in 2021 and the CIT in 2016.
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