McKeethan begins his fourth year with the Aggie coaching staff and will work with the wide receivers for the 2015 season. He also serves as the program’s academic liaison.
McKeethan spent the previous two years as the Aggies’ tight end coach. During his first season at the tight ends coach, McKeethan helped guide tight end corps to account for 24 receptions, 197 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Perris Scoggins led the group with 12 catches for 94 yards and two scores. As a unit, the tight ends averaged 8.2 yards per catch, helping the Aggies throw for 2,886 yards and 18 touchdowns as a team. They also blocked for the Aggie running back, as NM State rushed for 14 touchdowns in 2013.
In 2012, he served as a graduate assistant coach on offense, working with the quarterbacks and assisting the offensive coordinator.
McKeethan spent the 2011 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Greensboro College in North Carolina. There he mentored freshman quarterback Ryan Throndset to all-conference honors, where the freshman compiled the best completion percentage in school history, as well as top five marks in attempts, passing yardage and total offense. McKeethan coached four first-year players to the all-conference squad in 2011, including first team receiver Dexter Russell, who set a school record for receiving yards in a game. The offensive system that McKeethan utilized is a mirror image of the Aggies’ offense. He learned the system while working with McManus and Doug Martin for four years at Kent State. McKeethan served as a graduate assistant for the Golden Flashes from 2007 to 2010, where he was responsible for coaching the scout teams, film breakdowns, out-of-area recruiting and assisting with coaching the quarterbacks and wide receivers. In 2010, he worked with All-MAC receivers Tyshon Goode and Sam Kirkland.
McKeethan earned a master’s degree in sports and recreational management from Kent State in 2010. In 2007, he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Maryville College. While attending Maryville, McKeethan was a letter winner as a quarterback in football, as well as in baseball, earning the top offensive player award in 2005 and helped lead the team to a conference title in 2007.
He was a three-year academic all-conference selection and seven-time member of the Maryville College Dean’s List. A native of Oak Ridge, Tenn., he began his coaching career at Oak Ridge High School in 2006.