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Encyclopedia > Gene Keady
Gene Keady

Title Head coach
College Purdue
Sport Basketball
Born May 21, 1936 (1936-05-21) (age 71)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Larned, Kansas
Career highlights
Overall 543-268 (.670)
Championships
Big Ten Regular Season Championship (1984, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996)
OVC Tournament Championship (1980)
OVC Regular Season Championship (1980)
Awards
7-time Big Ten Coach of the Year
6-time College Basketball Coach of the Year
Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball
2007 John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1978
1978–1980
1980–2005
Arkansas (asst.)
Western Kentucky
Purdue

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Contents

Playing Career

College Career

Gene's father instilled in him a passion for sports. This became evident as Keady was a four sport athlete at Garden City Junior College in Garden City, Kansas. At the junior college level, Keady was named an All-American in football for playing quarterback. Keady continued his education at a higher level at Kansas State University. At Kansas State, Keady was a letter-winner in three sports: football, baseball, and track. In the summer of 1958, Keady graduated from Kansas State with a B.S. in biological sciences and physical education. Garden City is a city in Finney County, Kansas, United States. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Kansas State University, officially called Kansas State University of Fashion and Design [2] but commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ... BS or bs is an abbreviation with multiple meanings, including: Bachelor of Science degree British Standard Bahamas (ISO country code) The postcode for Bristol, England A somewhat more polite abbreviation of bullshit A card game The Swiss canton of Basel_Stadt Shorthand for the backspace and the backspace control character Shorthand...


Professional Career

Gene Keady was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League in the 19th round of the draft with the 223rd pick overall in 1958. His professional career, however, was ended early by a knee injury. Steelers redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ...


Coaching Career

High School Coaching Career

1959-1965

With his playing career over, Keady returned to Kansas in 1959 where he accepted a teaching and coaching position at Beloit High School in Beloit. The only coaching position open at the school was for the basketball team. Keady coached in Beloit for six years from 1959 to 1965. Keady understood the value of education and never stopped learning, even while he was coaching. In 1964, he earned his master's degree in education from Kansas State. While coaching high school basketball, he compiled an impressive record of 142 wins to only 47 losses. Beloit is a city in Mitchell County, Kansas, United States. ...


College Coaching Career

Hutchinson Junior College

1965-1975

Keady began his college coaching career with Hutchinson Junior College in Hutchinson, Kansas. He served as the assistant coach for the Blue Dragons starting in 1965. After only one year, Keady was promoted to take over the head coaching position. Under Keady's leadership the Blue Dragons won six league titles, and Keady earned the title of junior college coach of the year three times for his region. The highlight of his early coaching career came in 1973 when Hutchinson finished second in the junior college national tournament after completing the season with 29 wins and only 4 losses. Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat of Reno County, Kansas, west of Kansas City, Missouri, on the Arkansas River. ...


University of Arkansas

1975-1978

In 1975, Keady moved onto NCAA Division I college basketball as an assistant coach for Arkansas. Head coach Eddie Sutton and Keady made the Razorbacks into a perennial national contender. In 1977, Arkansas appeared in the NCAA tournament for the first time in nineteen years. Two years later, Arkansas made it to the Final Four. Although they lost a close game to Kentucky, making it to the Final Four was a huge success for Keady and Sutton. While at Arkansas, Keady gained fame for his impressive recruiting skills. Notable players recruited by Keady include Ron Brewer, Marvin Delph and Sidney Moncrief. During his time at Arkansas, he accumulated 94 wins with only 24 losses. Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... Eddie Sutton (born March 12, 1936 in Bucklin, Kansas) is the former head coach of several NCAA Division I mens basketball programs, most recently at Oklahoma State University. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Ronald Charles Brewer (b. ... Born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 21, 1957, Sidney Moncriefs impact on Arkansas basketball cannot be measured. ...


Western Kentucky University

1978-1980

Following the third place finish in the 1978 NCAA tournament, Keady was ready to lead his own team to the tournament. In 1979, he accepted the position of head coach for Western Kentucky University. In his first year as a division one head coach, the team went 17-11, and finished tied for second in the conference. The team improved in his second year to go 21-8 and be named the regular season Ohio Valley Conference Co-Champions. The team won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and earned a berth in the NCAA tournament. In the first round the team played Virginia Tech, but lost in a competitive game that went into overtime. While at Western Kentucky, Keady compiled an overall record of 38-19. Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ...


Purdue University

1980-2005

Gene Keady became the Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball head coach on April 11, 1980. His career at Purdue was a storied one. Keady became the second winningest coach in Big Ten Conference history with 265 victories, only behind former rival, Bob Knight, and was the Big Ten Coach of the Year seven times. He was also National Coach of the Year six times in a sixteen year timescale from 1984 to 2000. However, Keady was never able to win an NCAA championship in his career despite his success. Keady hired former Purdue guard, Matt Painter (1989-1993), as his associate head coach for the 2004-2005 season. He was selected to take over the head coaching position. NCAA Tournament Final Four 1969, 1980 Conference Regular Season Champions 1911, 1912, 1921, 1922, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996 The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team is a college basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and the Big... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... Robert Montgomery (Bob or Bobby) Knight (born October 25, 1940, in Massillon, Ohio, U.S.), also known as The General, is the head mens basketball coach at Texas Tech. ... Matt Painter, (born August 27, 1970 in Muncie, Indiana) is the mens basketball head coach at Purdue University. ...


Coaching Career Highlights

Keady retired from coaching Purdue following the 2004-2005 season after leading Purdue to 18 NCAA Tournamnent appearances. He took the Boilermakers to two Elite Eight appearances and five total Sweet 16 appearances. Before coaching at Purdue, he led Western Kentucky to one NCAA tournament appearance. His total NCAA tournament postseason record is 20-19. He led Purdue to five NIT appearances with a record of 12-5 and a second and third place finish. Keady became the most successfull coach in Purdue's history. Mackey Arena's basketball court was named "Keady Court" in dedication to him. His International Coaching record is a sterling 22-2, earning 2 Golds Medals, one Silver and one Bronze. In October of 2006 Keady was named the recipient of the 2007 John R. Wooden "Legends of Coaching" award. Keady is the ninth recipient of this award, as it was created in 1999. While coaching at Purdue, Gene was quoted by saying, "Recruiting is a lot like shaving, if you miss a day, you look like a bum." [1] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... NIT or Nit or nit can refer to:- A common name for various types of lice eggs. ... Mackey Arena is a 14,123-seat multi-purpose arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. ... John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana) is a retired American basketball coach. ...


Professional Coaching Career

Toronto Raptors

2005-2006

On December 6, 2005 he accepted a position of an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors offered to him by senior basketball adviser to the president Wayne Embry [2]. The hiring was officially announced by the club on December 9 in a press release [3]. On May 18, 2006 it was announced that Keady will not be returning for the 2006-07 season because of his wife's illness [4]. is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Wayne Embry (born March 26, 1937 Springfield, OH - ) was a center/forward with an 11 year career from 1959 to 1969. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


International coaching career

In 2000, Keady won a Gold Medal in the Olympic Games in Sydney as an assistant coach for the Dream Team. (note:Coaches are not awarded medals in the Olympic games) Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A Congressional Gold Medal A gold medal generally represents the highest award for achievement in a non-military field, with no restriction on eligibility. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ...

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Edgar A. Diddle (March 12, 1895 in Gradyville, Kentucky - January 2, 1970) was a college mens basketball coach. ... Clem Smith Haskins (born July 11, 1943 in Campbellsville, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player who later served 13 years (1986-1999) as head coach of the University of Minnesotas mens basketball team. ... Ralph Willard is an American college head coach of mens basketball. ... Matt Kilcullen is the head mens basketball coach at the University of North Florida. ... Dennis Felton (June 21, 1963 – ) is an American basketball coach. ... Darrin Horn played for the Western Kentucky University mens basketball team from 1991-1995. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1969, 1980 Conference Regular Season Champions 1911, 1912, 1921, 1922, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996 The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team is a college basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and the Big... James Nufer was the fifth Boys head Basketball coach at Purdue University. ... E. J. Stewart was a collegiate football and basketball coach. ... Ward L. Piggy Lambert (b. ... Ward L. Piggy Lambert (b. ... George Smith King (August 16, 1928–October 6, 2006) was the mens basketball coach at Purdue from 1965 to 1972. ... Fred Schaus (born June 30, 1925 in Newark, Ohio) was a basketball star, coach and athletic director for the West Virginia University Mountaineers, player for the NBAs Fort Wayne Pistons and New York Knicks, GM and coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, coach of Purdue University basketball, and was... Lee Rose (born October 23, 1936) is an American basketball coach and instructor, most notable for his success as a college basketball coach in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Matt Painter, (born August 27, 1970 in Muncie, Indiana) is the mens basketball head coach at Purdue University. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
Player Bio: Gene Keady :: Men's Basketball (1585 words)
One of the nation's most respected coaches, Gene Keady is in his 25th and final season at the helm of the Purdue basketball program.
Keady became Purdue's all-time winningest coach on Dec. 6, 1997, by defeating Louisville and Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum, 87-69.
Keady was named junior college coach of the year in Region Six in 1971, 1972 and 1973.
Gene Keady - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (420 words)
Gene Keady (born May 21, 1936, in Larned, Kansas, United States) is an assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA.
Keady is one of the winningest coaches in Big Ten Conference history, and was Big Ten Coach of the Year seven times.
In December 2004, Keady was awarded the 36th Naismith Award by the Naismith International Basketball Foundation for his tremendous sportsmanship in basketball and a lifelong dedication to basketball.
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