NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- Keith Stagg, an assistant coach at NCAA Division II West Virginia Wesleyan College, was announced today as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at The Apprentice School by Director of Athletics Keisha Pexton.
"We are excited to extend the opportunity to Coach Stagg to lead our women's basketball program. He brings an enthusiastic and competitive energy to our program that will build upon our Lady Builders previous success. He will certainly make a nice addition to our coaching staff," Pexton said.
Stagg served the last two seasons as a women's assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College and helped lead the Bobcats to the 2011-12 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season and Tournament titles. Stagg handled all aspects in support of head coach Jackie DeVane and was the assistant director of a WVWC Summer Youth Camp.
Prior to WVWC he was an assistant coach for two years at Christiana High School in Newark, Delaware where he worked with both the varsity and junior varsity teams. He also was the assistant men's basketball coach at Wilmington University (DE) for the 2008-09 season. His background also includes nine years as a 17-and-under AAU head coach and three years as an assistant coach for both basketball teams at Phoebus High School from 2000-03.
Stagg graduated from Delaware State with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in May of 2000. He was a member of the men's basketball team from 1994-97.
"I am very excited and honored to start my collegiate head coaching career at The Apprentice School. To get an opportunity to be a head coach at such a unique place as The Apprentice School and work with a group of student-athletes that combine class work, job work and playing sports, it is a special moment for me. I am honored to get a chance to impact these young ladies and look forward to helping mold them into future leaders of the company," Stagg said.
Stagg's first-game as head coach will take place in Buena Vista, Va. on November 15 when the Lady Builders face in-state rival Southern Virginia University at 6 pm.