Men's Basketball Adds Two Coaches to Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Howard University head men's basketball coach Kevin Nickelberry has added Keith Coutreyer as associate head coach and Travis Lyons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator to his staff for the upcoming season.
"I am very excited to have two coaches of their caliber on our staff," said Nickelberry, in his first year at the helm. "They are both from the local area and with the emphasis on recruiting from this talent-rich area; it is a big plus in terms of where we are trying to take the program. Their knowledge of the game and their experience and backgrounds will help me bring the Howard program back to prominence."
Coutreyer has strong local ties. He played collegiately at Columbia Union where he met Coach Nickelberry, who was the women's head coach, and the men's assistant coach.
Coutreyer coached at Laurel High School in PG County for eight years and during his last three seasons there, his teams posted a 52-20 record, including a school record 22-3 in his last season. He was named the PG County 4A Coach of the Year in 1980.
Before coming to Howard, Coutreyer served as an assistant coach at Hampton University for two years. He brings a wealth of experience to the program as he has served in the areas of scheduling and travel coordination, player development and coordinator of academic progress.
Lyons also has strong ties to the Washington metropolitan area. He played his prep career at nationally renowned DeMatha Catholic High School and was a member of the team that posted a 77-22 record from 1992-94. He was a member of the team that captured the City Title in 1994 and went on to be named first team All Met and Maryland PG County Player of the Year honors.
Lyons went on to have a sterling career at Manhattan College and was named to the all-conference team in 1998.
Lyons' coaching career includes stops at the University of New Mexico, at Manhattan College, his alma mater, and most recently at Fordham University.