Kevin Willard

Kevin Willard (born April 6, 1975)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Maryland Terrapins
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Iona record: 45-49 (.479)
Seton Hall record: 225-161 (.583)
Maryland record: 38-30 (.559)
Overall record: 308-240 (.562)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Maryland
2010-2022 Seton Hall
2007-2010 Iona
2001-2007 Louisville (asst)
1997-2001 Boston Celtics (asst)

Kevin Willard Facts

  • Kevin Willard
  • Born April 6, 1975
  • Hometown: Huntington, New York
  • Alma Mater: University of Pittsburgh (BA, 1997)
  • Attended high school in Bowling Green, KY where his father, Ralph Willard, worked as head coach at Western Kentucky
    • Started collegiate career at WKU, but transferred to Pittsburgh in 1994 when his father became the Panthers coach
  • Spent ten total seasons – four with the Boston Celtics and six more at Louisville – as an assistant to HOF coach Rick Pitino
  • Hired in 2007 as the head coach at Iona, where he would turn a 2-win team into a 21-win team in just three seasons
  • Became the head coach at Seton Hall in March 2010; went 225-161 over twelve seasons at the helm
  • Left in March 2022 to become the new head coach of the Maryland Terrapins
    • Won 22 games in his first season and earned an at-large NCAA Tournament bid

Kevin Willard Coaching Tree