Kevin Ollie Speaker Profile
Head Coach for the UConn Huskies
Kevin Ollie Biography
Kevin Ollie was born December 27, 1972 and is an American former professional basketball player and current head coach with the University of Connecticut men's basketball team. He played for twelve National Basketball Association (NBA) franchises in thirteen seasons from 1997 to 2010 after beginning his career with the CBA in 1995.
Ollie attended and played basketball at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California. He then starred for four seasons (1991–95) at the University of Connecticut. After his college playing days were over, he joined the Connecticut Pride of the Continental Basketball Association, playing with them from 1995 to 1997. After that, he began playing in the NBA.
In the 2005–06 season, Ollie was given a starting role by Sixers head coach Maurice Cheeks. The Minnesota Timberwolves made Ollie their captain during the 2008–09 season. He was then signed by the Oklahoma City Thunder on August 1, 2009 for the veteran's minimum. After the season Ollie retired to join the Connecticut Huskies as an assistant coach.
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Posted on 9 May 2014 | 7:18 pm
Seven national and collegiate basketball coaches, including University of Connecticut men's head basketball coach Kevin Ollie and women's head basketball coach Geno Auriemma, met with the President of the United States at the Pentagon on Thursday, May 8, to lead a panel on leadership with 400 members of the United States Military. Their appearance was a part of the Hoops for Troops...[Read More]
Posted on 9 May 2014 | 7:16 pm
NBA journeyman and head coach Kevin Ollie beat all odds and led his UConn Huskies over the Kentucky Wildcats to claim the 2014 NCAA National Championship. When UConn promoted Ollie to interim coach in Sept. 2012 after Jim Calhoun announced his retirement, the new coach inherited a program ineligible for the postseason and a roster decimated by early departures. On April 5th, the...[Read More]
Posted on 10 November 2012 | 4:46 am
The UConn Huskies' rookie head coach Kevin Ollie got a great start in his debut with an upset win over Michigan State on Friday night at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The 39-year-old earned his statement win that all first-year coaches desire in their first game as head coach defeating Michigan state by a score of 66-62. Ollie told ESPN, "It's all about these players because they...[Read More]
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