Kevin Windle is the Head Boys Basketball Coach at William Blount High School. Coach Windle’s knowledge and passion for the game has been on display at William Blount since 2011. Prior to his tenure at WBHS, Kevin coached several other sports, including baseball, golf, and football.
Coach Windle started his coaching career at Anderson County in 2000. He was an assistant football and basketball coach from 2000 to 2003. In 2004, he became the Head Basketball Coach at Oneida as well as the Head Baseball Coach. While at Oneida, Windle was named District Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005. Windle returned to Anderson County for the 2006-07 season where he was an assistant basketball and football coach. Windle then spent one year at Lenoir City before landing his second basketball head coaching job in 2008 at Seymour.
In 2009, Windle left Seymour to be the Head Coach at Lenoir City, where he had back-to-back winning seasons. Coach Windle spent two seasons there (2009-10, 2010-11) before finally landing at William Blount. The Governors were coming off a rough stretch, finishing the 2010-11 season 5-24. Windle has led the Govs to multiple region tournament appearances, a substate appearance, a district regular season title, and a district tournament championship. In 2022-23, the Governors finished with a record of 30-6, which marked the first time that William Blount had ever won 30 games in school history. That season included wins over Fulton, Maryville, Bearden, Farragut, Hardin Valley, Knox West, Powell, Heritage, McMinn County, and Webb. Over the past four years at WBHS, Windle’s record is 85-47.
Coach Windle played under Mark Eldridge while at Oneida. Windle also played at Tennessee Wesleyan before starting his coaching career.
Coach Windle values the relationships he forms with his players. He places a strong emphasis on pushing student-athletes to do their personal best in everything they do. Coach Windle even has certain principles and sayings that he repeats to his players and students; these sayings have been dubbed by many as “Windlisms.” Windle teaches P.E. at William Blount.
Kevin is married to his wife, Kelly Jo. They have 2 children: Caden and Cameron. Caden is a Junior at William Blount and a member of the Boys Basketball team. Caden is also the all-time leading scorer at WBHS. Coach Windle enjoys spending time with his family.
Statement from Coach Windle:
The WB Boys Basketball program is built upon the foundation that we will coach the person, not just the player. We want our players to feel loved and respected, yet disciplined to bring our their personal best in their athletic, academic, and personal lives.
We hold true to “The Governor Way”:
- Be better today than you were yesterday
- Give your best effort in all you do
- Help and respect others
For several years, we have had team GPA’s over a 3.0 and many student-athletes with a 4.0 or greater. On the court, we want to be known as the hardest working, best conditioned, most unselfish, and toughest team on our schedule.
Our offensive philosophy is wrapped in 4 words: Pace, Space, Share, Care. Pace – race your opponent down the floor, Space – spread the floor to create gaps and scoring opportunities, Share – pass the ball and keep it moving, Care – value about each possession; no turnovers!
Our defensive philosophy is also summed up into 4 words: Pack, Attack, Adjust, Trust. Pack – sprint back to set up our defensive, allowing no easy transition points, Attack – attack the ball any chance you get – switches, traps, steals, etc. Adjust – be flexible; help teammates with bad match-ups from a switch or change defenses, Trust – trust your TEAMmates to have your help when you put pressure on the ball, and trust they will do their job as you do yours.