February 26, 2024
Antoine Pettway Named Kennesaw State Men’s Basketball Head Coach

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KENNESAW, Ga.  – Antoine Pettway has been named as the eighth head mentor in Kennesaw Condition men’s basketball record, Director of Athletics Milton Overton declared Friday. Pettway will be formally launched at a push convention at the KSU Convocation Heart upcoming week. 
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Pettway will come to the Black and Gold just after a stellar 15 a long time on the Alabama coaching workers, which culminated in the Crimson Tide expending numerous weeks as the nation’s No. 1 rated staff this previous period. Identified as a single of the leading recruiters in the nation, he brought in the 3rd-rated class in the country in 2022 that involved two 5-star and two 4-star recruits, highlighted by probable NBA Draft Major 3 decide and 2022-23 National Freshman of the Yr Brandon Miller.
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“Mentor Pettway is a very well-rounded basketball mentor, elite recruiter and spouse and children male with fantastic integrity,” reported Overton. “His main values, extraordinary work ethic, perseverance to his players and love for the match is very clear by means of the achievement Alabama basketball has expert in excess of the decades. Coach Pettway has constantly ranked as a top rated-five recruiter in the country over the previous a number of many years with a well-defined romantic relationship in the condition of Ga coaching neighborhood. Mentor Pettway was the offensive coordinator for 1 of the greatest offenses in the nation this past season for Alabama, who gained the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
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“I have no question that Coach Pettway and his team will get the job done tirelessly to retain the extraordinary momentum KSU basketball seasoned during its historic run this year. I also want to thank Parker Executive Lookup for their aid in our coaching research that has led us to the perfect alternative as the new leader for our men’s basketball program.”
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Alabama rated in the major 20 in the nation in scoring for the earlier 4 years less than Pettway as the team’s offensive coordinator. That integrated this previous period in which the group averaged 81.8 points for every match, seventh-ideal in the nation. About the previous a few several years, the Crimson Tide posted 4 SEC championship titles and a pair of Sweet 16 appearances and established the university history for single time wins with a 31-6 record this earlier year. Alabama created 5 NCAA tournaments and six NIT appearances through his time in Tuscaloosa.
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“This has been an particularly psychological and interesting for my household and me, but I am so grateful to have the chance to direct this plan and work with an astounding group of folks at Kennesaw Condition University,” reported Pettway. “Thank you to President Schwaig, Milton Overton, and Tamica Smith Jones for trusting me to lead this software. I am prepared to get started and soar to new heights with the Owls.

“I can’t go without the need of thanking the University of Alabama. The previous 15 yrs in Tuscaloosa have molded me into the person I am nowadays. Thank you to Mentor Oats, Greg Byrne, President Bell and all the gamers that I have coached and played with in the course of my time with the Tide. Tuscaloosa will often hold a exclusive put in my heart for encouraging me reside out my aspiration of actively playing Division I basketball and coaching at the greatest stage. Kim and I are not able to wait to carry our relatives down to Kennesaw and get to perform. Hooty Hoo!”

Pettway has recruited and produced in excess of 40 experienced athletes. That provided eight NBA gamers more than the very last 4 decades, highlighted by Collin Sexton, Kira Lewis, Herb Jones, Mark Sears, JD Davison, and projected 2023 NBA very first round pick Noah Clowney.
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Just before becoming a member of the Alabama workers in the summer months of 2008, he invested two many years as an assistant coach at Jacksonville Condition, following just one period as a graduate assistant mentor at Alabama. Pettway served as assistant coach at Alabama from 2008-10, then used 3 seasons as the team’s director of functions just before going back into an assistant coach function for the 2013-14 year.
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A noteworthy illustration of Pettway’s operate ethic was his playing vocation at Alabama, as he joined the Crimson Tide as a walk-on with an educational scholarship right before earning a scholarship for his sophomore time. Starting off with that sophomore season, Alabama created the NCAA Event his last a few seasons, such as the Elite Eight in the 2003-04 year. Pettway was an integral portion of that operate in 2004, starting off each video game that period at point guard. Immediately after his collegiate playing profession, he put in the up coming yr taking part in for the NBA Advancement League (Huntsville Flight) and the Planet Basketball Association (Kentucky Achieve), exactly where he was named the WBA Rookie of the 12 months.
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“We are enthusiastic that Coach Pettway will be joining Kennesaw Condition,” claimed KSU President Kathy Schwaig. “His determination to constructing a neighborhood and striving for achievement in the classroom as properly as on the courtroom aligns with Kennesaw State’s scholar-concentrated mission. We seem ahead to welcoming Mentor Pettway to Owl Country and supporting him as he builds on KSU’s current basketball success.”
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“It really is been very good to get to know him in the course of action. His track record proceeds him, and every person speaks very of him in the basketball planet,” mentioned Tamica Smith Jones, KSU Athletics Chief Working Officer. “Right after interviewing him, it’s noticeable he has a outstanding strategic head, which relates properly to his ability to create excellent student-athletes and assist them onto the experienced degree. With his means to develop associations and empower students to be leaders on the court docket, in the classroom and the neighborhood, we are on the lookout forward to doing the job with him and continuing to develop on the success of Owl basketball.”
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Pettway is having above a KSU program coming off its most thriving year in college record, as the Owls set many college information on the way to the first-ever ASUN standard time and event championship as perfectly as the 1st-ever journey to the NCAA Division I Event. The Owls also have a Division II National Championship Title, gained in the 2003-04 time in advance of moving up to Division I for the 2005-06 year.
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THE PETTWAY FILE
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Hometown: Camden, Ala.
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Relatives: Spouse: Kim, Son: Kingston, Daughters: Jana Rae, Summer time
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Alma Mater: Alabama ’04
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(Bachelor’s Diploma in Organization – ’04/Master’s in Sport Management ’06).
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COACHING Experience
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2008-23: Alabama (Assistant Coach/Director of Functions)
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2006-08: Jacksonville State (Assistant Coach)
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2005-06: Alabama (Graduate Assistant Coach)
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Actively playing Expertise
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2000-04: Alabama (2002 SEC Champs, 2004 Staff Captain, 2004 Elite Eight)
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2004-05: NBA Developmental League (Huntsville Flight)
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2004-05: World Basketball Affiliation (Kentucky Reach – WBA Rookie of the Year)

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