Varsity Assistant Coach Kory Keys

 

  Coach Keys enters his first season at Roswell High School following two seasons as a graduate assistant at Ole Miss.  In Oxford, Coach Keys worked under the Rebels' all-time winningest coach, Andy Kennedy.  Prior to a stint at Ole Miss, Coach Keys spent one season as the varsity assistant at Milton High School and three seasons at Kennesaw State University fulfilling various roles.

  At Ole Miss, Coach Keys' responsibilities included program promotion, opponent scouting, on-campus recruiting, assisting with player development, team analytics, assisting with scheduling, camps, and other aspects of the program.  In six seasons coaching, Coach Keys has worked for staffs that have produced 13 professional basketball players.  In the same time frame, Coach Keys has coached against 28 players that have played in the NBA, including 23 NBA Draft picks.

  .During the 2016-2017 season, the Rebels won 22 games and advanced to the National Invitation Tournament in a season that included wins over Jim Boeheim and Syracuse, as well as NCAA Tournament participants South Carolina (Final 4) and Vanderbilt.  Senior Sebastian Saiz turned in an All-SEC First Team season after averaging 15.1 points and 11.4 rebounds per contest.  Saiz has since signed a professional contract in Spain while also being part of the Spanish National Team.

  In 2015-2016, the Rebels won 20 games behind an SEC leading 23.6 points per game from senior Stefan Moody.  Moody is now heading into his second season playing professionally in Europe.  The Rebels also featured senior Tomasz Gielo who plays professionally in Spain and is a member of the Polish National Team.

  Prior to arriving at Ole Miss, Coach Keys spent one season as the varsity assistant at Milton High School during the 2014-2015 season.  The Eagles won 17 games that season and participated in the GHSA AAAAAA state playoffs.  That team went on to produce two Division I basketball signees and one FBS football signee.

  Before joining the staff at Milton, Coach Keys spent three seasons at Kennesaw State under head coach Lewis Preston.  In three years, Coach Keys' role expanded from video coordinator to coordinator of basketball operations, where he oversaw team travel, academics, opponent scouting, film breakdown, camps, and other various tasks.  During Coach Keys' tenure at Kennesaw State, several players have gone on to sign professional contracts in the NBA Developmental League, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Kosovo, Macedonia, and the Philippines.

  Coach Keys graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2017 with a Masters of Arts in Higher Education/Student Personnel.  He also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Mississippi, which he completed in 2011.

  An Atlanta native, Coach Keys graduated from South Forsyth High School in 2006 and was a basketball letterwinner at both South Forsyth and Milton High School.  His father, Van, is a retired public educator of 30+ years, 10 of which were spent as the head basketball coach at Milton High School.

 

Contact Coach Keys:  kory.keys@gmail.com