Kareem Kenney
Fort Valley State University
Kareem Kenney
Assistant Coach, Basketball (Men)
Fort Valley State
Division 2

A Native of Athens, Ga., Kenney is entering his eighth season as an assistant coach at Fort Valley State University and his 4th overall season as Associate Head coach. Since 2012 Coach Kareem Kenney has been a fixture with FVSU Basketball. During his six seasons on the sideline with the mens program, the Wildcats appeared in the SIAC Conference Tournament Championship game twice. The program also accomplished the winningest season in school history in 2013-14 and have ranked highly in several national statistical categories over that time. In his second year, the team won 13 more games than it had the previous season. Year five saw the Wildcats claw to their second trip to SIAC Championship game in 4 seasons. A defensive and rebounding tactician, Kenney has helped the Wildcats finish Top 10 nationally in 7 different NCAA d2 defensive & rebounding statistical categories since 2012. (#5)Total Rebounds, (#6)Blocked Shots Per Game, (#7)Total Blocked Shots, (#7)Steals Per Game, (#9)Total Steals, (#10)Field Goal % Defense, while finishing (#1) overall in the nation in Offensive Rebounds during the 2016-17 season.    In year seven with FVSU Coach Kenney transitioned to the Womens Basketball Team as Associate Head Coach and replaced the Head Coach while on maternity leave. Kenney coached 12 NCAA d2 contests going 4-1 at home and 4-8 overall on a team with no Seniors. Once again Kenney was impactful defensively as the Lady Wildcats finished Top 10 nationally (#9) in Total Forced Turnovers Per game.         His duties include: recruiting prospective student-athletes, on-court coaching, working with the guards and post players during individuals workouts, opponent scouting, film breakdown, and academic advising along with other duties assigned by the head coach. Kenney has helped recruit and develop one Southeast all-region player, 5 all-conference players, 1 conference player of the year, 1 defensive player of the year, and numerous academic honor roll players as well. The Wildcats have graduated 87% of the players that have stayed with the program more than one year since 2012. Kenney graduated from Carson-Newman University in 1995 with a BA degree in Communications and also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree. He was a vital piece on the 1993-1994 Carson Newman basketball team that won the South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship earning an automatic bid to the NCAA d2 National Tournament. After graduating Kenney also played professionally for the Yulon Dinos in Taipei, Taiwan.  Kenney has a wife Kristie and one daughter Kaylen