The Wolfpacker

May 2017 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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28 ■ THE WOLFPACKER BY JACEY ZEMBAL K evin Keatts once sat in his office at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Mil- itary Academy and insisted to a visiting reporter that he wasn't going to go back to college basketball. That was in the fall of 2009, and he was in the midst of starting another successful season with a team built around future NC State point guard Lorenzo Brown. Ke- atts had already been in college basketball once, serving as an assistant coach from 2001-2003 at Marshall. He returned for his second tour at Har- grave in 2003 and dreamed of living a simi- lar life as famed Fork Union (Va.) Mili- tary Academy coach Fletcher Arritt, who coached for 46 years. "Fletcher Arritt was traditional and an unbelievable person," said Keatts, 44, who grew up in Lynchburg, Va. "He had done a great job and devel- oped a lot of men — a great Christian guy with a great family. Kevin Keatts' Head Coaching Record Season Team Overall Conf. Standing Postseason 2014-15 UNC Wilmington 18-14 12-6 T-1 st CIT First Round 2015-16 UNC Wilmington 25-8 14-4 T-1 st NCAA First Round 2016-17 UNC Wilmington 29-6 15-3 1 st NCAA First Round NEW

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