Keegan Kennedy
Keegan Kennedy
Phone: 401-874-5216
Email: keegan_kennedy@uri.edu
Position: Offensive Line Coach
Experience: 3rd Year
Education: Northwestern, '09

Recruiting Areas

  • Pennsylvania - North Hampton, Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia
  • New Jersey - Atlantic, Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Cape May
  • Delaware

Keegan Kennedy joined the coaching staff in February of 2016 as the offensive line coach. He enters his third season with the Rams in 2018.

In 2017, the protection by the Rhody offensive line helped the Rams averaged 335.1 total yards per game, the team's highest average since 2011. Rhode Island ranked 36th in the country with 233.9 passing yards per game, and the 2,573 passing yards were the team's most since 2008. The offensive line allowed just 5.27 tackles for loss per game, which ranked 30th in the country. Left tackle Dino Boyd earned CAA Football Third-Team All-Conference recognition.

In his first season, the Rams allowed the third fewest sacks (12) in CAA Football, down significantly from the 28 allowed in 2015. This despite starting three freshman in the interior, and at times had four freshmen or three freshman and a sophomore on the line. Rhode Island had its most rushing yards in four seasons, increasing its total by 625 yards from 2015’s output. Rhody’s average rushing yards per game increased by 18.5 yards, and the team’s yards per carry was up by nearly one yard per carry from the previous season.

Kennedy came to Rhode Island from Central Florida, where he coached for the last four seasons. In 2015, he was UCF's special teams coordinator as well as the tight ends and H-backs coach. In 2014, he was the director of player personnel for the Knights, leading the recruiting department in 2014 and helping UCF sign its 2015 recruiting class.

Kennedy and Rhode Island head coach Jim Fleming worked together at UCF during the 2012 and 2013 seasons while Fleming was UCF's defensive coordinator and Kennedy was a graduate assistant. During Kennedy's four seasons, UCF played in three bowl games and won back-to-back American Athletic Conference titles from 2013-14. UCF went 9-4 in 2014 and reached the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. In 2013, he helped the team go 12-1, including a victory in the Tostidos Fiesta Bowl and a No. 10 ranking in the final Associated Press poll. In Kennedy's first year, UCF posted a 10-4 record, won the Conference East Division crown and captured the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl trophy.

Before joining UCF, Kennedy was the tight ends coach and also worked with the offensive linemen at John Carroll University in 2011. He also served as the program's assistant strength and conditioning coach.

A four-year letterman as a player at Northwestern, Kennedy was an All-Big Ten offensive lineman as a senior. A four-time Academic All-Conference selection, Kennedy also received the team's Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award as one of the two toughest players on the team in his final season. Kennedy also was a National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society honoree.

Kennedy his bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in religion from Northwestern in 2009. He then earned his master's degree in sports administration at NU in 2011.

updated 5/4/18