Kevin Keatts and Adell Harris rewarded with contract extensions


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The victories on the court are starting to pay off literally for UNCW basketball coaches Kevin Keatts and Adell Harris.

UNCW Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass has rewarded Keatts and Harris with contract extensions.

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Keatts, who is entering the second of a five-year deal with the men’s basketball team in 2015-16, gets an extra year added to his contract. The extension pushes his contract through March 31, 2020. Keatts led the Seahawks to an 18-13 overall record last year, including a share of the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title and the program’s first post-season berth in eight seasons. It was one of the top turnaround seasons in NCAA Division I in 2013-14.

Harris got a two-year extension on her original four-year contract as head women’s basketball coach. The Seahawks went 14-16 one year ago and won 10 conference games for the first time since 2011-12. UNCW’s women ranked second in the CAA with 11 home victories and improved 10 games over the previous season. The extension increases Harris’ contract through May 31, 2018.