Kevin Gant Named Assistant at Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana announced the hiring of Kevin Gant ’12 as a men’s basketball assistant coach. He replaces Gerad Good, who accepted the men’s basketball head coaching position at his alma mater, Manchester College.

“USI is fortunate to have Kevin return to USI,” said USI Head Coach Rodney Watson. “Kevin strengthens our culture with his blue collar mentality and team first approach to success that will be just as infectious as a coach as it was when he was a player.”

Gant returns to his USI roots after spending the past two years as an assistant boys’ basketball coach at North Central High School (Indianapolis, Indiana).

Prior to the two years at NCHS, Gant began his coaching career as a USI volunteer assistant coach in 2012-13 and a strength and conditioning intern in 2011 after a three-year stint as a player on the men’s basketball team. The Screaming Eagles were 47-15 (24-7 in 2011-12; 23-8 in 2012-13) during Gant’s tenure as the strength and conditioning intern and volunteer assistant coach.

As an Eagle, Gant was a third-team All-GLVC selection in 2011 and finished his career ranked sixth all-time at USI with 347 assists. He also averaged 6.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest, while leading the Eagles to a three-year record of 75-16 (27-7 in 2008-09; 24-3 2009-10; 24-6 2010-11).

The Eagles were 19-8 overall last season, 12-6 in the GLVC, but missed the GLVC Tournament championship game and a trip to the NCAA II Tournament for the first time since 2009-10.

Photo Courtesy USI Athletics

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