N.C. State men’s basketball assistant coach A.W. Hamilton will take over as head coach at Eastern Kentucky University, the schools announced Friday.
It will be a homecoming for the Georgetown, Ky. native and former hoops star at Scott County High School.
"The fit is perfect for my family and me, and we look forward to building on everything EKU has to offer, both on and off the basketball court,” Hamilton said in a statement.
Hamilton, who played college basketball at Wake Forest and Marshall, took over the Chatham, Va. prep program after Keatts left for the assistant coaching position at Louisville, in 2011.
Hamilton’s teams went 90-3 in the 2015-2017 seasons, which saw Hargrave capture its third national prep championship.