Kevin Kuwik’s impressive college basketball coaching resume spans more than 20 seasons.
Kuwik has worked under the likes of Thad Matta, Brad Stevens and Bob McKillop.
But, Kuwik’s off-the-courts accomplishments may have also help him landed his first Division I head coaching job.
Kuwik, who graduated Notre Dame’s Army ROTC program as a distinguished military graduate, served 10 years including an 18-month leave of absence from coaching at Ohio University. He was a member of 113th Engineer Battalion of the Indiana National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“What an amazing honor for my family and me,” Kuwik said in a press release. “I am excited to get to work with a special group of young men, producing not only winners but future leaders and defenders of our nation.”
ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported Army and Kuwik agreed to a five-year contract. Kuwik replaces Jimmy Allen, who won 98 games in seven seasons
Kuwik’s hiring gained the support of Hall of Famer, Division I all-time wins leader and former Army coach Mike Krzyzewski, Matta, Stevens and McKillop.
Army athletic director Mike Buddie said in a press release that Kuwik, “is uniquely qualified to develop our cadets as both athletes and leaders of character while fulfilling our goal of winning a Patriot League championship.”
Army is seeking its first Patriot League title. Kuwik has coached in six NCAA tournaments, last with Davidson in 2022.