Kevin Carroll enters his third season as a member of the Air Force men's basketball staff after spending one year as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Carroll helped the Chargers to an 18-11 record in 2006-07 and an appearance in the Gulf South Conference Tournament.
Prior to joining the staff at UAH, Carroll spent six years in the high school ranks, serving as the head coach of St. Pius X High School in Atlanta, Ga., for three seasons. While there, Carroll accomplished one of the state's biggest turnarounds and helped establish Pius as one of the premier high school programs in Georgia.
After taking over a struggling program and winning only six games in '04-'05, Carroll's second Pius team improved their win total to 19 games, advancing to the second round of the state tournament. Carroll's '05-'06 team set numerous school records, tying the mark for wins (24) on their way to an Elite 8 finish and only the second region championship in the 49-year history of the school. In his last two seasons, Carroll's teams knocked off 10 ranked teams, including AAAA's top ranked team in the 2006 regional finals.
Before taking over as the head coach, Carroll served as the varsity assistant coach at St. Pius X for two years. Carroll began his coaching career as the assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Ga. He helped lead Chattahoochee to its first 5A region championship and school record for wins in a season.
Carroll, 32, graduated from Berry College (Rome, Ga.) in 2000, with a degree in math education. He helped guide Berry to three consecutive 20-win seasons in his four years at the school. In his last season, Carroll received the TranSouth Conference Scholar-Athlete Award for his efforts on the court and in the classroom. He earned a master's degree in health sciences from the University of Alabama in 2002.
Carroll was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and is married to the former Caroline Wright of Raleigh, N.C. They are the proud parents of a son, Luke, who was born May 10, 2009.