Calvary Christian has hired former Countryside standout Keb Burley to take over the boys basketball program.
Burley replaces Mark Carter, who left to become the head coach at Palm Harbor University.
In 1989, Burley and former NBA star Matt Geiger helped lead the Cougars to district and region titles. Burley was a first-team, all-county selection his senior year and went on to play one year at Central Florida before transferring to Georgia College. Burley has coached mostly in youth basketball leagues in Clearwater but was an assistant (one season at East Lake, two seasons at Countryside) at the high school level.
“There is nobody Calvary could find who would be a better fit or who I would give a higher recommendation than Keb Burley," Geiger said in news release sent by Calvary administrators.
Burley takes over a team that graduates one senior. He will start by conducting camps for elementary and middle school students July 9-16.
“Keb is passionate about developing relationships to impact the lives of the students,” Calvary athletic director Greg Thiel said in the release. “Fortunately for us, basketball is the platform God has given him to accomplish this goal. We look forward to Burley leading and developing the boys basketball program at Calvary.”