NC State Basketball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Jan 15, 2022
Durham, NC
Kevin Keatts

Kevin Keatts

Head Coach

Kevin Keatts was hired as NC State coach in 2017.

Keatts comes to NC State after three seasons as head coach of UNC-Wilmington. With the Seahawks, Keatts complied a record of 72-28 (.720) and a 41-13 (.759) mark in Colonial Athletic Association play.

"When we set out to hire our next men's basketball coach, we wanted to identify someone with the pedigree, vision and plan to serve as the architect of NC State basketball," said Yow. "Kevin quickly emerged as the perfect fit in each of these areas. His history of success in building programs, of competing at a championship-level in every stop of his career, his commitment to player development and priority in academics make him a tremendous hire for us. We welcome Kevin, his wife Georgette, and two sons K.J. and Kaden to the Wolfpack family."

Prior to his time in Wilmington, he was a member of Rick Pitino's staff at Louisville, helping the Cardinals to a pair of Final Fours, a Sweet 16 and the 2013 NCAA title.

"I have an incredible respect for the history and tradition of NC State University, and am honored by the opportunity to lead the Wolfpack," said Keatts. "There is an unbelievable commitment to basketball in Raleigh, and I share a vision with Debbie Yow and Chancellor Randy Woodson on what NC State can achieve.

"From incredible fan support to high-level academics, first-class facilities and the ability to recruit at the highest level, everything is in place at NC State to build an elite program. My family and I are honored to become a part of Wolfpack Nation, and I look forward to adding to its storied history."

"We welcome Kevin and his family to the NC State community," said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. "We're confident he has the character, leadership and vision to lead our men's basketball program to great heights."

James Johnson

James Johnson

Assistant Coach

James Johnson was the first coach hired by Kevin Keatts after Keatts was hired by NC State.

Johnson and Keatts were teammates for two seasons at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va., from 1991-93.

"James and I go back over 25 years, and my comfort level in his approach, his knowledge of the ACC, and my respect for his ability to teach and develop our student-athletes, makes him an ideal fit," said Keatts. "He is an outstanding addition to our staff, and I welcome him to NC State."

He comes to the Wolfpack after two years as the Director of Basketball Operations for Jim Larranaga’s program at Miami.

Johnson was the head of Virginia Tech for two seasons from 2012-2014.

Roy Roberson

Roy Roberson

Assistant Coach

NC State has hired Roy Roberson as an assistant coach for the men's basketball program, head coach Kevin Keatts announced on Monday.

Roberson comes to the Wolfpack after spending 12 seasons as the head coach of E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va.

"I've known Roy for a long time and I'm excited to add him to our basketball staff," said Keatts. "As a coach, he's won a lot of games, but it is his passion for his players and program that has always impressed me. He has a great energy and knowledge of the game and will be a great teacher and mentor for our student-athletes."

Roberson took over an E.C. Glass program that hadn't won a district game in three seasons and immediately brought the program back to relevance. After righting the ship, Roberson led the program to its first regional berth since 1995 in the 2009-10 season. In 2010-11, E.C. Glass won the Seminole District Championship and Region III – Division 4 Championship as Roberson was named the Seminole District Coach of the Year, Region III Coach of the Year and The News and Advance Area Coach of the Year. Two years later, Roberson again won Seminole District Coach of the Year honors as E.C. Glass advanced to the state semifinals. After the season, Roberson was a coach in the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) All-Star game. In 2014-15, Roberson led E.C. Glass to a school-record 26 wins as he earned District, Conference and Region Coach of the Year honors. In 2017-18, E.C. Glass went 21-6 as Roberson garnered District and Region Coach of the Year honors.

Mike Summey

Mike Summey

Assistant Coach

NC State hired Mike Summey prior to the 2020-2021 season.

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