Gene Keady

Career Record:550–289 (.655)
  • 1980–2005
  • Western Kentucky
  • Purdue

Gene Keady is an American basketball coach. Most recently an assistant coach at St. John's University, he is most notable for being the head men's college basketball coach at Purdue University for 25 years, from 1980 to 2005.

  • 6 Big Ten Regular Season Championship (1984, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996)
  • 1 OVC Tournament Championship (1980)
  • 1 OVC Regular Season Championship (1980)
  • 2 Elite Eights (1994, 2000)
  • 5 Sweet Sixteens (1988, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • 18 NCAA Tournament bids (1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003)
  • 1 NIT Finals (1982)
  • 2 NIT Semi-Finals (1981, 1982)
  • 4 NIT Final Eight (1981, 1982, 1992, 2001)
  • 7× Big Ten Coach of the Year (1984, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000)
  • 6× National Coach of the Year (1984, 1988, 1994, 1996, 2000)
  • NJCAA Hall of Fame (1990)
  • 2001 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame[1]
  • 2004 Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball
  • 2007 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2007 John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award
  • 2010 Joe Lapchick Character Award
  • 2010 Purdue Athletic Hall of Fame

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