Mark Keenan has been named as the new head coach of the Ireland senior men's basketball team, replacing Peter Strickland
The Elite Performance Committee (EPC) at Basketball Ireland, in conjunction with the Men’s National Competitions Committee (MNCC), made the announcement on Monday afternoon.
Keenan, who is currently coach of Men’s Super League side Templeogue, will take up his role on 1 January 2019 and will be at the helm until the conclusion of the 2020 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries.
TBC’s SL Head Coach Mark Keenan has been appointed Ireland Senior Men’s Head Coach for the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries in 2020. Mark will take up his new position from Jan 1st 2019. Congrats from everyone at TBC ???????? #RedArmyinGreen #IrishBasketballLegend pic.twitter.com/0aifU2ooxK— Templeogue BC (@templeogue_bc) October 8, 2018
With Templeogue, Keenan won two Hula Hoops National Cup titles and a Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League title.
Speaking about his appointment, he said: "I feel very honored, delighted and excited to be given the opportunity to be part of our senior men’s national team. I believe we will have a very talented group of players to work with and am looking forward to the prospects and challenges ahead."