Campbellsville High School is pleased to announce Keith Adkins as the Eagles Head Boys Basketball Coach. Coach Adkins replaces Anthony Epps, who left for an assistant girls coaching job with Northern Kentucky University.
Coach Adkins brings a world of knowledge and experience to the Eagle Basketball Program. Adkins, considered one of the top coaches in the NAIA Division 1 of college basketball, has experienced success at three different college programs, including 16 years at Campbellsville University, 2 years at Life University (GA) and the last 2 years at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY.
In his 20 previous seasons as a head coach, Adkins owns a 402-256 career record, including 11 20-win seasons. His teams won or shared three conference regular-season titles, three conference tournament crowns, and participated in 10 NAIA National Tournaments. Adkins was named the National Basketball Coaches Association-NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2014-15 and is a three-time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year. He was selected by the Mid-South Conference’s administrative council as the 2016-17 MSC Coaching for Significance award recipient.
He compiled a 47-23 record at Life while reaching two NAIA National Tournaments, including playing in the 2017 NAIA National Championship game. He guided the Running Eagles to the 2016-17 Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles before falling to Texas Wesleyan 86-76 in the national final.
In 2017-18, Adkins led Life to 21-12 overall record, reaching the NAIA National Tournament second round. It marked the fourth-consecutive season Adkins’ teams reached at least the round of 16. He has averaged more than 25 wins over the last four seasons.
Prior to coaching at Life, Adkins spent 16 seasons as Campbellsville’s head coach following a three-year stint as an assistant coach for the Tigers. He was also an assistant coach at North Carolina-Greensboro for two seasons and at Pikeville (Ky.) for one season.
During his time at Campbellsville, Adkins won 322 games; including leading the Tigers to a 29-6 record in 2014-15 — a single-season program record for wins.
The Tigers — who enjoyed a three-week stay at No. 1 in the NAIA poll that season — swept the Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles while reaching the national tournament’s round of 16.
Adkins led Campbellsville and Life to the NAIA Fab Four (national semifinals) in back-to-back seasons in 2016 and 2017.
During the 2016-17 season, Adkins coached the MSC and NAIA National Player of the Year. He has coached five conference players of the year, 32 All-Americans and 33 All Mid-South Conference performers.
Adkins, a Paintsville, Kentucky, native, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He played two seasons at UNC Wilmington after beginning his collegiate playing career at the University of Notre Dame.
Coach Adkins is married to Vanessa Adkins, an elementary teacher for the Campbellsville Independent School District and they have four children, Ashley and Bradley, Sarah a junior at CHS who is a member of the school’s volleyball team and Luke who is a 6th grader at CMS and participates in basketball and baseball.