|Title:||Assistant Coach - Offensive Line|
|Previous College:||Northwestern 2009|
|Recruits:||Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware|
Harvard announced the hiring of Keegan Kennedy in January 2019, joining the coaching staff as an offensive line coach following three seasons with Rhode Island. The 2020 campaign will represent Kennedy's second in Cambridge.
In his first season at Harvard, Kennedy made an immediate impact, helping three offensive linemen earn 2019 all-Ivy League recognition. Senior Liam Shanahan collected first-team accolades as he blocked for an offense that averaged 29.6 points and 153.2 rushing yards. Eric Wilson (second team) and James Lee (honorable mention), meanwhile, teamed with Shanahan to help Harvard average 387.5 yards per game, 13.5 yards per completion and 4.1 yards per rush.
While at URI, Kennedy led an offensive line that helped the Rams offense average 351.9 yards per game during the 2018 season. In addition, Rhode Island’s offense improved to third in the CAA in scoring offense (30.8 points per game) and passing offense (230.3 yards per game) under Kennedy’s guidance.
Prior to joining Rhode Island’s staff, Kennedy spent time at Central Florida, serving as a multi-faceted member of the coaching staff from 2012-15. Starting as a graduate assistant with the Knights, Kennedy climbed the ranks to become the tight ends and h-backs coach for UCF for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasons. In addition to his responsibilities as a position coach, Kennedy served as the director of player personnel during the 2014 season, leading the recruiting department in evaluating and selecting the 2015 Knights signee class.
Kennedy jumpstarted his career at John Carroll as an assistant offensive line and primary tight ends coach. While with the Blue Streaks, Kennedy also served as the program’s assistant strength and conditioning coach.
A four-year letterwinner at Northwestern, Kennedy played on the offensive line for the Wildcats, picking up several accolades including All-Big Ten offensive lineman his senior year. A valuable member of the Northwestern football program, Kennedy was also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection as well as a National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society honoree.
Kennedy graduated with a degree in communications and a minor in religion in 2009. He then went on to earn his master’s degree in sports administration from Northwestern in 2011.