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  Keith Booth
Keith Booth

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Dunbar '93

Last College:
Maryland '03

Position:
Assistant Coach


08/28/2014

The Greyhounds topped Concordia, 72-49, to finish their Canadian Tour 5-0

The Loyola University Maryland men's basketball team concluded its Canadian Tour with a 72-49 win over Concordia, moving its trip record to 5-0.

08/26/2014

An off day from competition gave the team the opportunity to see Montreal's sights

On an off day from competition during its 2014 Canadian Tour, the Loyola University Maryland men's basketball team visited many of Montreal's sights.

08/24/2014

The Greyhounds defeated Universite Laval, 90-74

Loyola University Maryland men's basketball toured the fortified Quebec City, one of the oldest settlements in North America, on Sunday, Aug. 24. The Greyhounds then beat Universite Laval, 90-74.

08/24/2014

The Greyhounds won a pair of games on their first day north of the border

Loyola men's basketball had a busy first full day in Montreal, playing and winning a pair of games against Universite du Quebec a Montreal and Brookwood Elite.

10/16/2013

Check out behind the scenes highlights and interviews from a Loyola men's basketball practice as the Greyhounds prepare for another exciting season

Check out behind the scenes highlights and interviews from a Loyola men's basketball practice as the Greyhounds prepare for another exciting season

11/19/2014

Loyola Men's Basketball vs. Cornell

Loyola men's basketball defeated Cornell, 76-71, on Nov. 16, 2014.

08/25/2014

Men's Basketball Tours Montreal

On an off day from competition on its 2014 Canadian Tour, the Greyhounds toured Montreal.

01/08/2014

Loyola Men's Basketball vs. Navy

Loyola men's basketball played its first-ever Patriot League game on January 2, 2014, against Navy.

12/31/2013

Loyola Men's Basketball at Miami

Loyola men's basketball played the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., on December 30, 2013.

11/16/2013

Loyola Men's Basketball vs. Fairfield

Loyola men's basketball hosted Fairfield in its home opener on November 16, 2013.

No stranger to Loyola University Maryland athletics or the Baltimore-Washington metro area, Keith Booth was named an assistant coach for the Loyola men's basketball team prior to the 2013-2014 season.

Booth served as an assistant women's basketball coach at Loyola from 2011-2013 and was an assistant coach at the University of Maryland from 2004-2011 for then head coach Gary Williams.

"I am excited that Keith will be bringing his basketball knowledge as a player, coach and recruiter to our staff," Head Coach G.G. Smith said at the time of his appointment. "In learning to know him as a co-worker at Loyola for the past two years, I have seen that he has a tremendous care for players, and (Loyola head women's basketball coach) Joe Logan could not have spoke higher of Keith as a person or a coach.

"Keith brings an broad understanding of not only Baltimore basketball and recruiting, but his experience as a player and coach at Maryland and player in the NBA will be huge benefits to our program.

A Baltimore native, Booth played at Dunbar High School, earning Parade and McDonald's All-America honors for the Poets in 1993. He helped guide his team to the Maryland Class `A' State Championship and was named the Baltimore City and State of Maryland Player of the Year that season by The Baltimore Sun.

"It is an honor to continue to be a part of Loyola athletics, and I am looking forward to working with these players and Coach Smith to continue the success Loyola men's basketball has accomplished," said Booth.

He continued his playing career at the University of Maryland as one of Williams' first major recruits to College Park. Booth led the Terrapins to four NCAA Tournaments, including a pair of Sweet Sixteen appearances, helping Maryland begin its streak of 11 consecutive NCAA berths in 1994.

In his senior season at Maryland, Booth led the Terrapins in scoring (19.5 ppg), rebounding (7.9 rpg) and steals (2.0 spg) and is still Maryland's all-time leader in free throws made (576). Booth finished his impressive career at Maryland among the program's all-time leaders in scoring (9th, 1,776 points), rebounding (6th, 916 points), steals (5th, 193) and he is one of 15 players to have his jersey honored above the Terrapins' home court at Comcast Center

Booth earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors four times at Maryland, garnering honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore before receiving second-team honors as a junior and first-team laurels in his final season, 1996-1997.

He was a member of the Associated Press All-America Third Team following his senior season. Booth played alongside the likes of Joe Smith, Rodney Elliott and Johnny Rhodes in his four seasons as a Terrapin.

Booth's teams appeared in two NCAA Sweet Sixteens and finished his sophomore season as ACC regular season co-champions and ranked No. 10 in the country in the final AP poll. That year (1994-95), the Terrapins compiled a 26-8 record, including a perfect 16-0 record at Cole Field House. Booth finished his Maryland career with averages of 14.1 points per game and 7.3 rebounds.

After completing his career at Maryland, Booth was a first-round draft pick (28th overall) in 1997 by the NBA's Chicago Bulls. He was a member of the Michael Jordan-led Bulls team that won the 1998 NBA Championship.

Booth continued his basketball career as a coach, earning his bachelor of arts in criminology and criminal justice degree from Maryland in 2003. He became an assistant at Maryland in 2004 and helped guide the Terrapins to no fewer than 19 wins in his seven seasons on Williams' bench.

During his time at Maryland, the team reached three NCAA Tournaments and compiled an overall record of 146-87 (.627). The 2009-2010 version of the Terrapins went 13-3 in ACC action and tied for the conference regular-season title.