Former Blue Hen Basketball Assistant Coach R.C. Kehoe Takes Head Position at Holy Family University
April 8, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Former University of Delaware men’s basketball assistant coach R.C. Kehoe has accepted the head coaching position at Holy Family University, it was announced Friday.
Kehoe recently completed his fifth season on the Blue Hen staff, helping Delaware to a 14-17 overall record and to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Quarterfinals. He served as Delaware’s recruiting coordinator and handled the scheduling of non-conference opponents.
Kehoe spent his first year on the Blue Hen bench in 2006-07 under first-year head coach Monté Ross, and played a big part in Delaware’s nine-win improvement to 14-17 during the 2007-08 season as the Blue Hens placed seventh in the CAA with a 9-9 league mark.
Delaware went 13-19 during the 2008-09 season including victories over VCU and George Mason, and Kehoe was instrumental in the Blue Hens’ improving seven wins to a 14-17 mark this past season, when UD finished seventh in the conference and defeated Northeasten in the CAA Tournament First Round.
Kehoe earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Shippensburg University in 2004 after competing at Clarion University in 1997-99 and East Stroudsburg University in 1999-2001. He began is coaching career as an assistant at Shippensburg during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, and moved to the NCAA Division I ranks in 2004-05 when he helped St. Francis (Pa.) University post a 15-13 record. Kehoe then coached for one year at UMBC before arriving in Newark.
“I am very pleased to announce R.C. Kehoe as our men’s basketball coach,” said Holy Family Director of Athletics Sandra Michael. “R.C. is a true young talent in the coaching profession and his success as a coach and player were attractive to the search committee. His enthusiasm, passion, and experience will certainly lead to the advancement of a successful basketball program. R.C. embraces the Holy Family philosophy, and he is committed to improving our student-athletes in academic, athletic, and service domains. I am impressed with R.C.'s well-conceived plan, and I look forward to the positive influence he will have on our program.”
“I would like to thank Sister Francesca and Sandra Michael for their belief in me as a coach and person who they feel is right to lead the men’s basketball program at Holy Family University,” said Kehoe. “I am excited and honored to have this opportunity at such a young age in my hometown of Philadelphia.”