07/22/2014
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Kevin Easley
Position: Dir. of Basketball Operations
Phone: (910) 962-7234
Email: easleyk@uncw.edu

Kevin Easley begins his second season as the Director of Men’s Basketball Operations for the Seahawks.

Easley, 35, served as an assistant coach at UNC Asheville two years ago before accepting the post in 2013-14 at UNCW.

Before moving to Asheville, Easley worked with Team Loaded, an AAU program, in 2011-12 and helped coach the 16-under team compile a 40-7 record and a No. 10 ranking in Five-Star Basketball’s final AAU poll.

The Trenton, Tenn., native spent the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons as an assistant coach at High Point for Coach Scott Cherry. He helped recruit the top class in the Big South Conference in 2010-11 and helped the Panthers advance to the semifinals of the BSC tourney.

He also worked three years as an aide for former coach Mike Dement at UNCG from 2006-09. He played a key role in the development of four-time First-Team All-Southern Conference performer Kyle Hines.

Easley was a four-year standout at Austin Peay from 1997-2001. In 1998-99, he was voted the team’s Most Improved Player and he appeared in 21 games in 2000-01 when APSU went 22-10.

When APSU assistant Bret Campbell became the head coach at Tennessee-Martin, Easley signed on as an assistant coach in 2004-05. The Skyhawks made a seven-win improvement in Easley’s first season at UTM and he helped recruit 2007-08 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year Marquis Weddle.

A high school star at Peabody High School in Trenton, Easley was a finalist for Tennessee's Class A “Mr. Basketball” in 1996-97 after sparking his team to a 26-1 record in his senior season.

Easley earned his B.S. Degree in Mass Communications from Austin Peay in 2002 and completed his M.S. in Education from UT-Martin in 2006.

He is married to the former Erin Wren and the couple has two children, Sebastian, 7, and Peyton, 4. Easley is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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