In just his 5th season as head basketball coach at Connecticut, Kevin Ollie has packed a lifetime of coaching experiences into his first five years. Ollie has emerged with the knowledge and fortitude of a coach with far more years on the bench. Add that to Ollie’s perseverance as he crafted a 13-year NBA career and he is clearly well-schooled in basketball situations at every level.
It took Ollie just 70 games to join the elite of the coaching profession --- those who have won an NCAA championship, guiding his team to the 2014 NCAA Championship. Over this five years as head coach his teams have won the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship and along the way he has coached players selected All-American, Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Conference Player of the Year, Conference Rookie of the Year, Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Scholar-Athlete, and numerous all-tournament and all-conference selections. He has had three NBA Draft picks and sent many others into professional basketball careers overseas.