Keith Raine has been named the new assistant men's basketball coach at Owens Community College. He will replace Travis Lewis, who left to take a head boys basketball coaching position at St. Francis High School in Toledo, OH.
Raine comes to the Express from Goshen College, where he spent one season as an assistant coach in the men's basketball program. While there, the team was ranked as high as 12th in the nation, the highest in program history.
Prior to that, Raine was the head student manager for men's basketball at Bowling Green State University from 2008-10. While there, the Falcons captured the regular season MAC championship and earned a bid to the NIT in 2008-09.
While on staff at BGSU, Raine worked with current Express men's basketball coach Dave Clarke when Clarke was BGSU's director of basketball operations during the 2008-09 season.
"I am very excited about joining the staff at Owens," Raine said. "The program is rich in history and Coach Clarke has done a great job in a short amount of time getting the program back to national contention. The team returns a lot of talented players and we have added some very good freshmen. I am looking forward to competing for the national championship this season and beyond."
Currently, Raine is working towards a bachelor's degree at the University of Toledo in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in business management. He previously attended BGSU and Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport, CT).
A native of Shelton, CT, Raine attended St. Joseph High School, where he played for legendary head coach Vito Montelli.
The Express men's basketball team finished 24-8 overall and 9-3 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) last year. They advanced to the championship game of the Region XII District 10 tournament before falling to Lakeland Community College. It was the program's best season since 2006-07.