OFFICIAL: Easley Named Head Basketball Coach at Life University

Following up on a story that first reported yesterday (NAIA DIRT)…

Life University Director of Athletics Jayme Pendergast announced the hiring of Kevin Easley as the new Head Coach for the Men’s Basketball program.

“Throughout this entire process Kevin has shared a clear vision for Life University Men’s Basketball. He clearly cares about student-athlete development, graduating student-athletes, and competing for championships. Kevin has shown great character and work ethic throughout his career and expects the same from his student-athletes. He has a reputation as an incredible recruiter and I know he will work extremely hard to carry out our mission of education and excellence,” Pendergast stated.

Easley brings nearly 12 years of experience at the collegiate level ranks to the Running Eagles program, with playing experience from Austin Peay State University. He comes to Life University after a year as the Assistant at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to his time at UTC, he spent three years as the Director of Basketball Operations at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

He was the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach for two years at High Point University, after three years as the assistant at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. After his playing years, Easley earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin where he also served as an Assistant Coach.

During his coaching career, Easley has displayed a record for bringing high-quality student athletes to the court, while also keeping them accountable in the classroom.

“​I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead the Men’s Basketball program at Life University. During the interview process, it was apparent that Director of Athletics Jayme Pendergast had a clear cut vision for the program. Thank you, Mrs. Pendergast for the privilege to serve one of the top programs in the country, and I am beyond excited to get to work,” Easley stated.
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