Randolph names Evan Kee as new Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Randolph College Director of Athletics Tom Galbraith announced Thursday the hiring of Evan Kee as the school’s head men’s basketball coach. Kee becomes just the third coach to lead the WildCats program since its inception in the 2007-08 season.

Kee comes to Randolph after leading the Apprentice School (Va.) to a 25-5 record in 2023-24 and a United Small College Athletic Association (USCAA) national championship. He spent five seasons as the head coach in Newport News and compiled an 81-59 record during that span. He was named the 2023 USCAA National Coach of the Year after leading the Builders to a 21-8 record and a New South Athletic Conference (NSAC) title.

“Evan’s qualifications stood out among an excellent pool of applicants in the search for our new head coach,” Galbraith said. “His ties to Virginia, plus ODAC and Division III experience added to the proven success he has enjoyed as a head coach at Apprentice. I witnessed his championship team play this season and was impressed with the talent level and disciplined play. Evan’s coaching style will translate well to the goals we have for the program at Randolph.”

Kee has prior experience with the ODAC having been an assistant coach at Bridgewater in 2015. He was also an assistant coach with Keuka College (N.Y.), Elmira College (N.Y.), Marymount University (Va.), and Christopher Newport (Va.) prior to his first head coaching position at Apprentice.

“I’m ecstatic to be named head men’s basketball coach at Randolph College!” said Kee. “I’d like to thank the search committee and Athletic Director, Tom Galbraith for the opportunity to lead the program. Throughout the process, I could sense from everybody how special of a place Randolph College is and my family and I are excited to be part of the community.”

Kee graduated from Hampton University in 2012 with his degree in Sports Management. While coaching at Elmira, he completed his master’s degree in education.

“Randolph College Men’s Basketball has a strong foundation and I look forward to working with the talented returners that we have as well as adding some players to the program,” stated Kee. “We will work hard to put an exciting product on the floor that of which our school and the Lynchburg community will be proud.” 

Kee and his wife Ashley have one son, Kayden.


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