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PIKEVILLE - Current professional coach, Eastern Kentucky native and former head coach of the East Kentucky Miners Kevin Keathley will be bringing his Pro Basketball Youth Camp to the Pikeville YMCA in late-July. The camp will be free. Ages for the Camp are 5-15 years old. The camp will run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily from July 26-July 28.

The Coach Keathley Run N Gun Basketball Camp will allow children of Eastern Kentucky an opportunity to interact with positive role models while learning the fundamentals of the game.

In his decade as a coach on the collegiate and professional levels, Keathley has won two professional championships, been named coach of the year twice and has been selected as one of the top 10 coaches in America not in the NBA on the professional level in 2009. He has also never endured a losing season. Keathley is known for his up-tempo style of play. Over the years his teams have set 15 different scoring records including most points in a single game set in 2008 when he coaching the East Kentucky Miners of the CBA. He is currently the head coach of the Sauk Valley Predators of the Premier Basketball League (PBL). Over the years, Keathley has worked with the UPBL, ABA, PBL, CBA and NBA Developmental League.

Helping make the 2012 youth camp possible are Community Trust Bank, Renos of Pikeville, The UPS Store, J&M monitoring of Pikeville, LA Fiesta Mexicana of Pikeville, Stewart & Stafford of Pikeville, Page 3 GameZone.

Since 2007, Keathley has conducted several free regional basketball camps in Eastern Kentucky, allowing hundreds of youth participants an opportunity to attend.

“I’m extremely excited about this year’s camp and look forward to working with the kids of this area,” Keathley stated. “We have a great group of community partners and I couldn’t thank them enough for their support of this event. It’s going to be a great camp.”

To register for the camp, contact the Pikeville YMCA or email Leigh Ann Hughes at leighann_0915@ymail.com.

Campers are expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of camp to complete the registration process.

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