begins his second year with the Aggie coaching staff and was named the Aggies
tight ends coach in February of 2013. He will also serve as the program’s academic
liaison. 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.