North Carolina State inks head coach Kevin Keatts to an extension

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The North Carolina State Wolfpack has announced a six-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Kevin Keatts.

His new contract will now take him through the 2023-24 season. When he was hired as the Wolfpack’s head coach in March 2017, he agreed to a six-year deal.

North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts watches his team against the North Carolina Tar Heels
Kevin Keatts watches his team against the North Carolina Tar Heels (Getty Images)

Keatts had one year “roll over” a year by making the NCAA March Madness Tournament in his first season. He will now make $2.7 million per season with an increase from this deal of $400,000.

“My family and I are grateful to Chancellor Woodson and Debbie Yow for their commitment and for the opportunity to build on the foundation we’ve established here at NC State,” Keatts said. “The NC State community has been so welcoming. I’m excited about what we’re building and look forward to leading this program for many years to come.”

This season, Keatts has guided the team to a 9-3 record, including a three-game win streak. They are also 5-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 5-3 conference record trails the Syracuse Orange, who has a 6-2 conference record (9-3 overall) and the Clemson Tigers, who has a perfect 8-0 mark (13-0 record).

As the Wolfpack’s head coach, he is 30-15. He is 102-43 as a college basketball coach, including three seasons as the UNC Wilmington Seahawks head coach, where he went 72-28.

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