Spouse Julie Wagner Willard
1992–1993 Western Kentucky
Role Basketball Coach
|Conference Big East|
Name Kevin Willard
Title Head coach
Position(s) Point guard
Parents Ralph Willard
|Born April 6, 1975 (age 48) Huntington, New York (1975-04-06) |
Team Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball
Children Colin Willard, Chase Willard
Education Seton Hall University, University of Pittsburgh, Western Kentucky University
Similar People Isaiah Whitehead, Sterling Gibbs, Brandon Mobley, Fuquan Edwin, Bobby Gonzalez
Seton hall men s basketball head coach kevin willard talks incoming class
Kevin Schreiber Willard (born April 6, 1975) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Seton Hall University.
- Seton hall men s basketball head coach kevin willard talks incoming class
- Kevin Willards Appearance on NBCs Sports Final April 7 2019
Willard played basketball at Western Kentucky during the 1992–93 season (his freshman year) before transferring to Pittsburgh to finish his playing career.
Willard started his coaching career in the NBA ranks, working on the bench with coach Rick Pitino of the Boston Celtics. After Pitino resigned from the Celtics in 2001, Willard followed him to Louisville, and spent the next six years there as his assistant.
He is the former coach of Iona College, where he took over the reigns after Jeff Ruland was fired after going 2–28 in 2007. Willard came to Iona after spending ten years as an assistant under Rick Pitino. In his third season with Iona, Willard led the Gaels to the 14th 20-win season in program history. It was a nine-win improvement from his first two seasons in New Rochelle. After inheriting a program that was 10th to last in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), the Gaels improved to a Top 80 RPI in 2009–10, the highest turnaround over the time span in NCAA Division I. After completing the turnaround, on March 28, 2010 Willard accepted the head coaching position at Seton Hall University, a school that competes in the Big East Conference.
Willard's father, Ralph Willard, is the associate head coach at Louisville and a former head men's basketball coach at Holy Cross, Pittsburgh and Western Kentucky.