West Palm Beach, Fla. – Lynn University men's basketball's associate head coach Tae Norwood has been selected as the next head coach for the Keiser University Seahawk men's basketball program, as announced on Wednesday afternoon. Norwood served as Jeff Price's top-assistant over the last six seasons for the Fighting Knights, being named the NCAA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017-18.
Per Keiser's Release
Director of Athletics Kris Swogger announced the hiring of Tae Norwood as the new Head Coach of the Keiser University Men's Basketball team. Norwood brings over 16 years of coaching experience across all levels of the NCAA and the NAIA.
Norwood said, "I am extremely excited to join the Keiser University community. This basketball program is rooted with such great tradition and pride, so this is a humbling experience. I look forward to mentoring the young men who will represent Keiser University proudly on the court, in the classroom, and in our community. I feel blessed and fortunate to be the head coach here and I'm excited to get to work with our guys and help them grow as men. I would like to thank President Vonk, Kris Swogger, and the search committee for affording me this tremendous opportunity."
Norwood arrives at Keiser after spending the previous six years at Lynn University, including five as the Associate Head Coach. In his time with Lynn, he oversaw the development of student-athletes who were recognized with major awards such as; Newcomer of the Year, All-Conference, All-Freshman, NABC Division II All-Star Team, NABC All-Region, and Daktronics All-Region. Following the 2017-18 season, Norwood was named the NCAA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year by Coach Stat.
Norwood has four years of Assistant Coaching experience at the Division 1 level including, Georgia Southern, Florida Gulf Coast (two seasons), and Grambling State. In that time, he assisted with all aspects of the programs including; recruiting, fundraising, player development, scheduling, scouting, travel, and budgeting.
Norwood also has four years of Assistant Coaching experience at the Division II level including, Northern Michigan, Florida Southern, and Bloomsburg.
He began his coaching tenure at Georgia Southern as an Administrative Assistant for two seasons before going to Milligan College for a year.
Norwood was a four-year payer at Green Mountain College (NAIA) from 1996-2000, leading the team to three conference championships. In that time, he twice boasted All-Conference honors. When he graduated, he was the all-time leader in steals and assists. In 2016, he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame.
Norwood graduated with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Services from Green Mountain before obtaining his Master's degree in Health and Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching from Georgia Southern.