Director of Athleitcs Michael W. Allen is pleased to announce the hiring of Evan Kee to serve as the school's new Associate Athletic Director of Finance & Facilities.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Evan to our Administrative team. During his two years here as our Men's Basketball coach, he has truly grasped who we are, what we do and our priorities not only as an athletic department, but as a school and how our mission is to serve this great company of Newport News Shipbuilding." Michael W. Allen, Director of Athletics stated. "Evan has the drive, personality and work ethic to help us continue to move our department into unchartered waters. We are glad to have him as our new Associate Athletic Director."
Evan joins the athletic administration staff after serving as the Head Men's Basketball Coach for two seasons. Kee has spent many years working in collegiate athletics. Prior to becoming the head coach of the Builders, he spent two seasons at Keuka College on the Men's Basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach. Before arriving at Keuka College, he served as the assistant men's basketball coach, and head JV basketball coach at Elmira College in NY. During his two years at Elmira, he helped guide the varsity to their two strongest seasons in over a decade. He coached two All-Conference players, Neil Randolph and Chris Cassidy.
Kee is a 2012 graduate of Hampton University where he voluntarily served as the men's basketball team manager for three seasons. During his senior year at Hampton, Kee served as a Student Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Christopher Newport University (CNU). During his time at Christopher Newport University, Kee was an integral part of the coaching staff that led the team to the USA South Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championship, a top 25 national ranking, and a bid to the NCAA Division III basketball tournament. Kee was a part of the CNU coaching staff that featured the 2011-2012 USA South Coach of the Year, John Krikorian. Kee was instrumental in the player development of the 2011-2012 USA South Player of the Year, Conley Taylor, and the USA South Rookie of the Year, Mike Cherry.
After graduating from Hampton University, Kee served as the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Marymount University. During his time at Marymount, Kee was responsible for recruiting, conducting player development drills, coordinating the film exchange program, directing a day camp, creating team/player highlight videos, and providing academic and counseling support to players. At Marymount, Kee helped the team improve their overall record from the previous two seasons.
Kee is a 2008 graduate of perennial athletic power-house, DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Coach Kee graduated from Hampton University in 2012 with his degree in Sports Management. While coaching at Elmira, he completed his Master's degree in General Education.
"I'd like to thank the search committee; Michael Allen, John Davis, Sean Hanrahan, and Matt Trotman, as well at Dr. Latitia McCane for offering me this outstanding opportunity! Over the last two years, I've seen tremendous growth and development within our athletic department and school. Serving as the men's basketball coach the last two years was a dream come true, but I couldn't pass up this promotion to further enhance my career in athletics. Athletics has been a part of the Apprentice School for 100 years, and I'm thrilled to be a small part of continuing the legacy of developing leaders for Newport News Shipbuilding and the community." Evan Kee, Associate Athletic Director stated.
The athletic staff at The Apprentice School is honored to have Evan Kee as a part of the team and is excited for the new ideas that he will bring in the upcoming year.