Alma Mater: University of North Carolina-Wilmington ('94)
Cumulative Record: 213-148
Office Phone: (270) 789-5068E-mail: [email protected]
Coach Keith Adkins is starting his12th season at the helm of the Campbellsville University Tigers. During Adkins' tenure, he has led the Tigers to five 20-win seasons, including four in the past six years. His stretch of four 20-win seasons in five years from 2010 - the most successful five-year run in program history. Prior to Adkins, CU had a total of four 20-plus win seasons in its previous 36 years as a four-year college.
The Tigers captured their first Mid-South Conference regular season title in 2009-10 season and ended the season with a 26-8 record and NAIA National Tournament berth after finishing runner-up in the Mid-South Conference Tournament. Beginning in 2005-06, Adkins built a five-year run that was the most successful five-year stretch in the program's history The run of 20-win seasons began in 2005-06 with a 27-6 record, and the program's first Mid-South Conference Tournament championship, which sent the Tigers to the NAIA National Tournament. The trip to Kansas City, Adkins' second as head coach, resulted in the program's first national tournament victory, as CU advanced to the field of 16 teams for the first time. In 2006-07, CU returned to the national tournament with a 27-7 record and also won its first round game. CU followed with a 26-10 record in 2007-08 and the Tigers' first-ever NAIA National Tournament Fab Four. On Nov. 22, 2010, Adkins became only the second CU men's basketball coach to win 200 games with a win at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He achieved the milestone in only 333 games. Following the 2010-11 season, his career record at Campbellsville is 213-148.
Prior to taking the head coaching job at Campbellsville, Adkins spent six years as a college assistant at Campbellsville, UNC Greensboro and Pikeville. Coach Adkins has recruited and developed nine players who have played professional basketball. During his tenure at Campbellsville, 14 Tiger players have earned All Mid-South Conference honors and five players have earned NAIA All-American accolades. In 2009-10, he coached Nestor Colmenares to earning the Mid-South Conference Player of the Year honor.
Adkins is a native of Paintsville, Ky., where he played in three state tournaments as a back court player. In 1987 he helped lead his Paintsville team to a final four appearance. In 1988 Adkins was a member of the Kentucky All-Star team and a first-team All State selection.
Coach Adkins was named Kentucky Male Athlete-of-the-Year in 1988 for his performances in both basketball and baseball at Paintsville High School.
Adkins played his first two seasons of college basketball at the University of Notre Dame, including a second round berth in the 1989 NCAA Tournament. After two seasons in South Bend, Adkins transferred to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he was a two-year starter averaging 11 points per game as a senior. Adkins ranked second in the nation in free throw percentage as a junior and still holds numerous Seahawk team records.
Adkins is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington (1994) with a B.A. in physical education. Adkins and his wife, Vanessa, have four children: Ashley, Bradley, Sarah and Luke.
A YEAR BY YEAR LOOK AT ADKINS' TENURE
Campbellsville University: 213-148 (.590)
2000-01: 20-13 (.606) - NAIA First Round
2001-02: 19-14 (.576)
2002-03: 11-21 (.344)
2003-04: 18-11 (.581)
2004-05: 11-18 (.379)
2005-06: 26-5 (.839) - MSC Tournament Champion, NAIA Second Round
2006-07: 24-6 (.800) - NAIA Second Round
2007-08: 22-8 (.733) - NAIA Fab Four
2008-09: 10-20 (.333)
2009-10: 26-8 (765) - MSC Regular Season Champion, MSC Tournament Runner-up, NAIA First Round
2010-11: 17-16 (515) - NCCAA Mid-East Runner-Up