UNCW Welcomes Coach Kevin Keatts

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

New UNCW head men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts told the crowd at Trask Coliseum on Tuesday that a new day in Seahawk basketball has arrived.

Keatts was named UNCW's new head coach late last week. He previously served as Associate Head Coach at the University of Louisville for Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino.

"With everyone's hard work, we will get this program back to where it was in '06," Keatts told a crowd of more than 500 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters. "We will turn the program around. I had the opportunity to talk the players earlier and the one thing that stood out to me is that they all have a commitment to winning.

"We will play fast. We will be the best-conditioned team in the country. We'll run, we'll fast break and it will be exciting for the players, the fans and the media. Everyone will enjoy the way we play basketball. I'm extremely happy and can't wait to get started."