Gene Keady is a retired American basketball coach. He is best recognized for his 25 years as Purdue University’s head men’s basketball coach in Indiana.

Quick Info
Full NameLloyd Eugene Keady
Famous NameGene Keady
Date Of BirthMay 21, 1936
Birth PlaceLarned, Kansas, US
Parent(s)Lloyd (Father)
OccupationBasketball Coach (Retired)
Age85 years old
Height6 feet
WeightN/A
NationalityAmerican
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Zodiac SignTaurus
EthnicityWhite
Marital StatusMarried
WifeKathleen Petrie (2012)
ChildrenBeverly, Danny, and Lisa
Social MediaTwitter and Facebook
Net WorthBetween $1 million and $4 million

Gene Keady Early Life

On May 21, 1936, Gene Keady was born under the sign of Taurus in Larned, Kansas. He is a senior citizen at the age of 85, and his full name is Lloyd Eugene Keady.

Talking about his early education, he attended Larned High School and later enrolled at Kansas State University for his graduation.

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Gene and his father share the same first name. His father’s name was also Lloyd, who died at the age of 85 due to respiratory failure in California.

He has always honored his father for his achievements so far. Gene also stated that his father, Lloyd was his hero, and any success he had came from him.

For more than 50 years, Lloyd labored in a Kansas greenhouse where he used to pot the plants to sell them in a flower shop later. However, Gene’s mother’s details are currently missing.

Gene Keady Career

Player Career

As an athlete, Gene played football, not basketball. However, he played for Garden City Community College (1954–1956).

Later, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in the 19th round of the 1958 NFL Draft (223rd overall pick) though he didn’t play.

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Coaching Career

Following his retirement as an athlete, Gene got back to Kansas in 1959 and began his coaching career at Beloit HS (KS), guiding the basketball team to a 142-47 record during his six-year term.

After receiving his master’s degree in 1965, he moved to the college level, finishing one year as an assistant and then eight years as the head coach at Hutchinson JC (KS).

During that time, Gene reached 187-48 overall and a runner-up place in the 1973 JC National Tournament. Next, he served as an assistant coach for Eddie Sutton at Arkansas for three seasons before taking his first Division I head coaching job at Western Kentucky in 1978.

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During his 25-year spell at Purdue, Gene won approximately 500 games, won six Big Ten titles, and took the Boilermakers to 16 NCAA Tournaments and five NITs.

Following his retirement in 2005, he worked as an advisor to the NBA’s Toronto Raptors for a year before joining the Big Ten Network as a television analyst.

In 2010, Gene came back to coaching as a special assistant at St. John’s under Steve Lavin, his previous Purdue assistant. Moreover, he received the College Basketball Hall of fame (HOF) in 2013.

Gene Keady Personal Life

His first wife is Diane, with whom he has two children, a daughter, Beverly, and a son, Danny. Then Gene got married for 2nd time to Patricia in 1981 and embraced her daughter, Lisa.

Sadly, she died in 2009 and tied the knot with his third and current wife, Kathleen Petrie, in 2012.

Gene Keady’s Net Worth

Gene had an excellent career both playing and coaching and earned a lot of respect for his work. However, his exact income is presently not found.

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Maybe, he didn’t share it with anyone yet or doesn’t prefer to make it public. But, on the other side, as per our calculation, his net worth could be between $1 million and $4 million.

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Gene Keady Social Media

There are accounts on Twitter and Facebook under his name. On Twitter, there’s a handle @GeneKeady, and it has 11 followings and 12 followers. However, it doesn’t appear to be so active, and also not sure that Gene runs this account.

Likewise, he goes by the name L Gene Keady on Facebook. So, follow and add him on both sites to see his life updates.

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