Sutton named director of basketball strategies | SehndeWeb

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State freshman head coach Jerome Tang continued the process of building its coaching staff on Tuesday, May 3 with the addition of a veteran high school and college coach Kevin Sutton as Director of Basketball Strategies.

Sutton, who has more than 36 years of coaching experience, including 15 at the Division I level, comes to K-State after spending the 2021-22 season as an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast for the head coach Michael Fly. During his career he was also on the coaching staff of James Madison (1988-90), Old Dominion (1999-2001), George Washington (2011-13), Georgetown (2013-16), Pittsburgh ( 2016-18) and Rhode Island (2018-21).

“I’m really excited to add someone of Kevin’s caliber to our program,” Tang said. “His extensive college experience, as well as his time as the head coach of an elite-level secondary school, make him a great addition to the staff we have already assembled here. In addition to these outstanding credentials, he is one of K-State’s most respected coaches I am pleased to welcome Kevin, his wife, Beth, and their four children to the K-State family and know that they are excited and ready to be part of this special community.

Sutton is the announced seventh member of Tang’s inaugural coaching staff at K-State, joining the associate head coach Ulric Maligicoach’s assistant Jareem DowlingLeader Marco Bornedirector of player development Austin Carpenterfitness trainer Phil Bayer and director of video operations Anthony Winchester.

In addition to his stint in the college ranks, Sutton has 12 years of experience as a head coach at the elite high school level, including helping build a powerhouse at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida from 2003. to 2011. He amassed a 489-102 record, as well as two national championships, during his prep coaching career, which includes time as an assistant and head coach at Flint Hill Prep (1986- 88), Harker Prep (1990-92), St. John’s Prospect Hall (1992-98), Montrose Christian (1998-99), Bishop McNamara (2001-03) and Montverde Academy.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to join Coach Tang’s coaching staff here at Kansas State University,” Sutton said. “I’m confident that Coach Tang will deliver a first-class program that represents Kansas State University well; in the community, in the classroom, and on the field.”

Most recently, Sutton was part of a Florida Gulf Coast team that won 22 games and advanced to the playoffs, where the Eagles lost in the second round of The Basketball Classic. Three players earned All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors, as graduate student Tavian Dunn-Martin was named League Newcomer of the Year and former TCU Player Kevin Samuel was voted Defensive Player of the Year.

Sutton was the head coach’s assistant coach by David Cox Rhode Island staff for three seasons (2018-21), helping the Rams to 49 wins, including a 21-9 mark in 2019-20. Three players earned all-conference accolades during his stint, including Atlantic 10 First-Team and All-Defensive Team honors for Fatts Russell in 2019-20.

Prior to his time at Rhode Island, Sutton spent two seasons (2016-18) as assistant head coach Kevin Stallings in Pittsburgh to accompany a five-year stint at DMV-area colleges in George Washington (2011-13) for head coach Mike Lonergan and at Georgetown (2013-16) for head coach John Thompson III.

While at Georgetown, Sutton helped the programs to 55 wins and two playoff appearances (NCAA Tournament, NIT). In his second season, the Hoyas posted a 22-11 overall record, including a 12-6 mark in the BIG EAST, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He mentored five players who earned All-BIG EAST honors during his stint, including selection three times D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera.

Sutton spent 20 years in the high school coaching ranks, including 12 as head coach at Flint Hill (1986-88), Montrose Christian (1998-99), Bishop McNamara (2001-03) and Montverde Academy (2003-11 ). He was part of national championship teams as associate head coach at St. John’s Prospect Hall in 1998 (USA today Super 25) and head coach of the Montverde Academy in 2007 (

Among his 489 career prep wins are 186 (vs. 33 losses) at the famed Montverde Academy, which featured seven nationally ranked teams, three All-American selections and 55 Division I scholarship athletes. 2006-07 went a perfect 30-0 and was named National Champion by as they finished No. 4 in the USA today Super 25 and No. 11 by MaxPreps.

Sutton has helped over 130 student-athletes obtain college scholarships at all levels.

Between stints in the preparatory ranks, Sutton was an assistant coach at Old Dominion for two seasons (1999-2001) for head coach Jeff Capel.

Sutton got his start in college coaching at his alma mater, James Madison, serving two seasons (1988-90) as a graduate assistant to the future Hall of Fame head coach. Left Handed Driesell. The Dukes won 36 games during his two-year stint, including a 20-win season and an NIT appearance in 1990.

In addition to his college and high school coaching experience, Sutton also worked three times with USA Basketball. He worked as an assistant coach for two years (2009-10) for the United States Men’s National Development Team (U16/U17), which won gold medals at the 2009 FIBA ​​U16 Tournament of the Americas in Argentina as well as the 2010 FIBA ​​U17 World Championships in Germany. He was the head coach of the 2011 USA Junior Select/Hoop Summit, leading the US-born Top 10 team to a 92-80 victory over an International Top 10 team in Portland, Oregon.

Sutton has also been active at all levels of basketball camps and clinics, including the Nike Hoops Jamboree, Nike All-American Camp, Michael Jordan Flight School, and LeBron James Skills Academy.

A native of Falls Church, Va., Sutton played collegiately at James Madison from 1983 to 1986 as head coach. Lou Campanelliearning a bachelor’s degree in business and industrial education from the school in 1988.

Suton and his wife, Bethhave four children: Aaron, Kayleigh, Isaiah and Rileigh.

Professional/coaching experience

Head Coach, Flint Hill Prep, 1986-88
Graduate Assistant, James Madison, 1988-90
Assistant Coach, Harker Prep, 1990-92
Associate Head Coach, St. John’s Prospect Hall, 1992-98
Athletic Director/Head Coach, Montrose Christian, 1998-99
Assistant coach, Old Dominion, 1999-2001
Head Coach, Bishop McNamara, 2001-03
Head Coach, Montverde Academy, 2003-11
Assistant Coach, George Washington, 2011-13
Assistant Coach, Georgetown, 2013-16
Assistant coach, Pittsburgh, 2016-18
Assistant coach, Rhode Island, 2018-21
Assistant Coach, Florida Gulf Coast, 2021-22
Director of Basketball Strategies, State of Kansas, 2022-present

USA basketball experience

Assistant Coach, USA Basketball U16 at the FIBA ​​Americas Tournament, 2009
Assistant Coach, USA Basketball U17 at the FIBA ​​World Championships, 2010
Head Coach, USA Basketball Junior Select/Hoop Summit, 2011

gaming experience

James Madison, 1983-86


Bachelor of Business and Industrial Education, James Madison University, 1988
Minor in Psychology and Counseling

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