McKee Added To Men's Basketball Staff
April 27, 2001
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force head coach Joe Scott announced today that Mike McKee has joined the men's basketball coaching staff as an assistant. McKee replaces Kyle Smith, who left the Academy to take a similar position at St. Mary's College in California.
McKee comes to the Academy from Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., where he was an assistant coach the past four years. He helped Lafayette to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 1998-99 and 1999-2000. The school also posted three Patriot League titles during his tenure.
Prior to his stint at Lafayette, McKee was an assistant coach at King's College for a year and at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Penn., for one year.
A 1994 graduate of Lehigh, the 29-year-old McKee was a four-year letterman. He was captain of the squad his senior year and won the team's outstanding player and Coaches Award. In 1991 he was the team's top newcomer and the most improved player in 1992.
"Mike's a good addition to our staff," Scott said. "His personality fits our program. He works hard as a coach like he did when he was a player. He knows what a good player is and he's been part of a winning program."
Scott also announced that assistant coach Chris Mooney would be
elevated to the top assistant position, replacing Smith.