Former Rhode Island Assistant Montverde Coach Kevin Sutton joins the men’s FGCU basketball team

Kevin Sutton, a 36-year-old veteran coach, was announced by head coach Michael Fly as assistant coach for the FGCU men’s basketball program.

Sutton joins the Eagles after spending three years in Rhode Island and has worked on programs in the ACC, A-10, Big East, and CAA as a whole.

“I am excited to bring someone with the character, integrity and coaching experience of Coach Sutton to the FGCU,” said Fly. “We have long been friends and he is someone I have always had the greatest respect and admiration for as I’ve followed his career.”

Sutton helped the Rams to 49 wins over the past three seasons, which was highlighted with a 21-9 mark in 2019-20. Prior to Rhode Island, he spent two seasons at Pitt working for Kevin Stallings before Jeff Capel took over.

Sutton trained in five nationally recognized high school programs over a period of 23 years, including stints at Flint Hill Prep, Harker Prep, St. John’s Prospect Hall, Montrose Christian, and most importantly, Montverde Academy. Between the five programs, he put together a record of 489-102 while winning two national championships.

In Montverde, Sutton coached seven national teams, setting a record 186-33, while producing 55 Division I scholars and three All-America selections.

Sutton will succeed Donnie Marsh, who left the Eagles program on June 2 and accepted a job as an assistant coach with Detroit Mercy.

The Eagles will attempt to win the program’s first ASUN title under Fly, who enters the final year of his four-year contract.

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