Todd Kelly was named Head Coach of Illinois Tech men’s basketball in July of 2014. He brings a large amount of coaching experience to Illinois Tech which certainly enhances the program.
Kelly's inaugural season brought renewed optimism to the program, as the 14-15 campaign saw the Scarlet Hawks win a thrilling buzzer beater over Northland International and snap a long road losing streak with a win over Maranatha Baptist. The team showed significant improvement not only in the win column, but also in field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and assists. In addition, Kelly helped with the development of Sam Rarick, who was named Second Team USCAA All-American, led the USCAA in scoring, and was top 5 in rebounding. Both Rarick and sophomore guard Vignesh Rajagopal earned USCAA Academic All-American honors as well.
Kelly came to Illinois Tech after spending five seasons at North Central College, where he served as Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Complex and Facility Manager. During Kelly's five-year tenure at North Central, the program went 91-47, including consecutive NCAA Division III Sweet 16 appearances and one Final Four appearance. The 2013-14 season saw North Central post a school record 28 wins and reach the #1 ranking in the country for the first time in school history. In addition, North Central won its first regular season College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship since 1991, winning consecutive regular season championships in 2011 and 2012. North Central also won consecutive conference tournament championships (2012/2013) for the first time in school history. As recruiting coordinator, Kelly's first class featured six All-Conference players. Those players went on to earn a total of 11 All-Conference selections, 5 All-Region selections and one All-American selection.
Prior to North Central, Kelly was the head boys basketball coach/assistant admissions director at Providence St. Mel High School in Chicago. At St. Mel, Kelly took over a program that won only 28 games total in the five years prior to his arrival. During his three-year tenure, the program went 42-42, including winning 22 games in his third season. St. Mel also captured the 2009 prep conference championship, with Kelly being named the 2009 conference coach of the year. At St. Mel, Kelly coached four All-Conference players, two of which went on to play NCAA Division I basketball.
Kelly began his college coaching career at Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. At Keystone, responsibilities included recruiting coordinator, academic monitoring, strength and conditioning, and advanced scouting. Keystone went 46-11 during Kelly's time there, including consecutive conference regular season and conference tournament championships. Kelly helped develop players who earned five All-Conference and one All-Region selection.
Prior to Keystone, Kelly served as the head girls varsity coach at DuSable High School in Chicago. In his only season, he led the team to a 15-4 record and a share of the Red Central conference title. Kelly's other coach experiences include being the head sophomore/assistant varsity coach at Bushnell-Prairie City High School in Bushnell, Ill and as head freshman coach at MacArthur High School in Decatur Ill., where he began his coaching career.
As a student-athlete, Kelly compiled over 1,000 career points as a three-year letter winner at Division III Millikin University and a one-year letter winner at Division II East Central University.
Kelly earned his Bachelor's degree in Communications from Millikin University in 2001 and his Masters degree in sports management from Western Illinois University in 2004. A Chicago native, he currently resides in Glendale Heights with his wife Adrianne.