Kevin Keatts will be new head coach at North Carolina State

Sources have informed Scout that North Carolina State will hire Kevin Keatts as its new head men's basketball coach. Here's more on the hire.

Kevin Keatts will be NC State's next head coach, sources told Scout.

Keatts, 44, has been the head coach at UNC Wilmington the past three seasons and helped rejuvenate the program with 72-28 record and back to back NCAA appearances.

Prior to UNC-Wilmington, Keatts was an assistant coach under Rick Pitino and the head coach at Chatham (Va.) Hargrove Military Academy.

Keatts was named coach of the year in Colonial all three seasons at UNC-Wilmington and won more games in three seasons for the Seahawks than the previous eight combined.

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