Raymond Eugene "Kevin" Sutton (born August 31, 1964) is an American college basketball coach, currently an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island.[1][2] Sutton previously served as the head boys basketball coach at Bishop McNamara, Montrose Christian, Montverde Academy and was the head coach for Team USA in the 2011 Nike/USA Basketball Hoop Summit.

Kevin Sutton
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
TeamFlorida Gulf Coast
ConferenceAtlantic Sun
Biographical details
Born (1964-08-31) August 31, 1964 (age 59)
Playing career
1983–1986James Madison
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1988James Madison (asst.)
1988–1990Flint Hill Prep (asst.)
1990–1992Harker Prep
1992–1998St. John's Prospect Hall (asst.)
1998–1999Montrose Christian
1999–2001Old Dominion (asst.)
2001–2003Bishop McNamara HS
2004–2011Montverde Academy
2011–2013George Washington (asst.)
2013–2016Georgetown (asst.)
2016–2018Pittsburgh (asst.)
2018–2021Rhode Island (asst.)
2021–presentFlorida Gulf Coast (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall489–102 (.827) (high school)

Playing career Edit

In 1988, Sutton graduated from James Madison University where he played three years of varsity basketball and lettered each season.

High school coaching Edit

Sutton coached at five nationally ranked high school programs—Flint Hill Prep (1988–1990), Harker Prep (1990–1992), St. John's Prospect Hall (1992–1998), Montrose Christian and Montverde Academy (2004–2011)—amassing a 489–102 record and winning two national championships. In 1998, he was the associate head coach on the USA Today Super 25 National Championship team and in 2007, he was the head coach of the Montverde Academy Hoops.Com National Championship team led by future NBA player Solomon Alabi.

While at Montverde Academy, Sutton's program was labeled a "basketball factory" by the Orlando Sentinel.[3] Sutton coached seven nationally ranked teams and compiled a 186-33 record, while turning out 55 Division I scholarship athletes and three All-America selections. During his final two seasons at Montverde, Sutton was assisted by former NBA player Andrew DeClercq, Matthew Wheeler and hip-hop artist Dorian.[4][5]

College coaching Edit

Sutton had a pair of two-year stints as an assistant coach at both James Madison University and Old Dominion University under Coach Jeff Capel.[6] In 2011, Sutton was hired at George Washington University.[7] In 2013, Sutton joined the staff at Georgetown University under coach John Thompson III.[8] In 2016, he was hired by Kevin Stallings as an assistant coach at University of Pittsburgh.[9]

Team USA Edit

Sutton has also been selected as a coach for USA Basketball on three occasions. He was an assistant coach at the Hoop Festival for the East team, had a two-year stint with the Junior Developmental Team (U16), which won a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Tournament in Argentina, and he was the head coach for the Nike/USA Basketball Hoop Summit, a game showcasing the top 10 international players against the top 10 American players.[10] Led by Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis, Sutton's Team USA beat the World Team 92-80.[11]

Personal life Edit

Sutton and his wife, Beth, have four children, Aaron, Kayleigh, Isaiah and Rileigh.[12]

Notable players coached Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Kevin Sutton URI Bio". Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ McNamara, Kevin (July 2, 2018). "Cox fortifies URI hoop staff". Providence Journal. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Harry, Chris (November 12, 2009). "Montverde's basketball factory". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "What the Hell Happened to...Andrew DeClercq?". www.celticslife.com. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Beasley, Adam (January 14, 2011). "Montverde assistant: De La Rosa a 'true center' | FIU Panthers Prowl". Miami Herald. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  6. ^ El-Bashir, Tarik (March 22, 2001). "McNamara Hires ODU's Sutton to Coach Boys Basketball". Washington Post. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "GWSports.com Kevin Sutton". GWSports.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Kevin Sutton joins Georgetown Men's Basketball Staff As Assistant Coach". GUHoyas.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Meyer, Craig (April 13, 2016). "Pitt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings rounds out coaching staff with Kevin Sutton". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "USA Basketball: Kevin Sutton". USA Basketball. January 18, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2017.[dead link]
  11. ^ Eisenberg, Jeff (April 11, 2011). "Kentucky, Duke prospects stand out at the Nike Hoop Summit". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "About - Kevin Sutton Basketball". kevinsuttonbasketball.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017.

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