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Kevin Keatts introduced as NC State Head Coach

New NC State head coach Kevin Keatts (center) poses with university athletic director Debbie Yow (left), during Sunday's introduction of Keatts as the new Wolfpack Head Coach. (Photo: NC State Athletics)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - In a span of 24 hours last week, Kevin Keatts went from leading UNC-Wilmington to the brink against Virginia, to interviewing and accepting a new job.

On Sunday, the Lynchburg native and Heritage High School alum made his move to Raleigh official, holding up a Wolfpack jersey and addressing a throng of enthusiastic supporters. The 44-year-old Keatts is a former coach at Hargrave Military Academy, before moving on to Louisville, as an assistant to Rick Pitino, before his most recent job at UNC Wilmington. The two-time Colonial Athletic Association coach of the year led the Seahawks to a 72-28 record and two NCAA Tournaments in three seasons in his first NCAA head coaching job.

Keatts addressed his lofty goals to during Sunday's rally, saying "My job is to put the best product on the floor. My job is to beat everybody, it doesn't have to do with the schools down the street. My job is to compete for an ACC Championship, and also compete for a national championship, and that's all my focus is."

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