The 2018-19 season will be Todd Kelly’s fifth as head coach at Illinois Tech. During Kelly’s first three seasons, he took the Scarlet Hawks basketball program to new heights. Kelly took over a program that won zero games the year prior to his arrival and guided the team to 22 victories two years ago and a USCAA championship game appearance.
The 2016-17 season saw the Scarlet Hawks reach several program milestones. The 22 victories was the most in school history, and the team's 11-0 home record at the Keating Sports Center marked the first time the program went unbeaten. The team also reached the USCAA posteseason for the first time and recorded its first postseason victory. Under coach Kelly, the Scarlet Hawks had the biggest win improvement in the country from the 2015-16 season to the 2016-17 season, increasing their win total by 18 games. Always known as a strong recruiter, Kelly has recruited three players that earned USCAA all American status. The 2016-17 season also saw Illinois Tech crown a new all-time leading scorer in Samuel Rarick .
Prior to Illinois Tech, Kelly was the associate head coach at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. During his five-year tenure at North Central, the team went 91-46, capturing two CCIW regular season and two CCIW postseason tournament championships. The program also advanced to back-to-back sweet 16’s and one final four, finishing the 2012-13 season ranked third in the country. As recruiting coordinator, he recruited student-athletes that earned 13 all conference, six all-region and two all-american selections.
Kelly is no stranger to the high school ranks, having served at the head coach at Providence St Mel from 2006-2009. The Knights went 42-42 during Kelly’s tenure, capturing a Chicago Prep Conference Championship in 2009 while also reaching the regional championship for the for time since 2001. Kelly was named 2009 Chicago Prep Conference Coach of the Year. He also served as head sophomore and assistant varsity coach at Bushnell Prairie City High School and as Head Freshman Coach at Decatur MacArthur High School in Decatur, Illinois.
As a student athlete, Kelly competed at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Kelly currently resides in Bolingbrook with his wife Adrianne.