Thursday, November 12, 2015

Keith Adkins Wins 300th Game at Campbellsville University

Head coach Keith Adkins won his 300th game at Campbellsville University last week when the Tigers knocked off No. 8 Evangel.

Adkins, who is in his 16th season at the helm, is the quickest to reach 300 wins in school history.

Here is a release from CU:

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — If you were to combine bowling lingo with the dialect of a basketball coach, Keith Adkins just rolled a perfect game.

Adkins, who is in his 16th season, reached the 300-win plateau as the men's basketball coach at Campbellsville University on Thursday, Nov. 5 when his Tigers defeated NAIA preseason No. 6 Evangel University, 85-68.

He was recognized tonight during a pregame ceremony when he was presented a plaque by Rusty Hollingsworth, director of CU athletics.

"Congratulations to Coach Adkins on reaching win Number 300," Hollingsworth said. "It is always great to recognize the accomplishments of our coaches. Keith works hard to produce a winning program that our university and fans can be proud of every year."

Adkins is No. 17 on the NAIA Active Coaches List. Other Mid-South Conference coaches who are on the list are Paul Peck from Lindsey Wilson (413) and Donnie Butcher from University of the Cumberlands (329) – both of whom are Adkins' longtime friends.

Also, Adkins has the second-most wins by any CU men's basketball head coach. The late Lou Cunningham coached 25 years for the Tigers and ended with a record of 323-333.

"A milestone like this is, obviously, very special," said Adkins. "It shows that a program has been successful over a long period of time. I think that this accomplishment can be attributed to the wonderful work that my assistants have done over the last 15-plus years. Bryan Milburn, Brent Vernon, Justin Watson and many other assistants that we have had deserve more credit for this than I do, as do the many great players that have come through our program. I just appreciate Campbellsville University for the opportunity to be here year after year to build this program into something special."

Overall, under Adkins' direction, the Tigers are 300-193 and have won two Mid-South conference regular season championships (2010 and 2015) and two tournament titles (2006 and 2015). Campbellsville has reached seven NAIA tournaments with its best finish being in 2007-2008 in the NAIA Fab Four.

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