Knox Prairie Fire head coach Kevin Walden resigns

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Kevin Walden has resigned on Wednesday as the Knox College men’s college basketball coach. He had been in the role since August 2012. 

The school has begun to search for a new head coach immediately.

“We wish Kevin the best of luck in his future endeavors,” said Director of Athletics Daniella Irle. “He has served his alma mater faithfully for over a decade. You will not find a coach that cares more about his players. A national search for his replacement will begin immediately.”


Walden resigned after a 1-24 record during the 2018-19 season. The team ended on a 23-game win streak.

Their lone win came in the second game of the season. They won 71-68 over the Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats on Tuesday, Nov. 13. 

During his tenure, he went 20-145 at the school. His best season was a 7-18 mark during the 2017-18 season. 

Before Walden took over the program, the school had just nine wins over four seasons. When Walden guided the team to the seven wins, it was the school’s most win in the program in a decade. 

Walden graduated from the school in 2001. He was a two-year starter, including a team captain as a senior. He was also named a two-time Team MVP. 

He also received the Harley Knosher Award. When he was a forward for the team during the 1999-200 season, the team had a 15-8 record. 

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