Coach Keever is coming into his fifth year as the Nighthawk boys soccer head coach. In the previous four seasons the program has seen steady growth, and will be entering into its second season as a varsity program in Fall of 2019. Before joining Northfield High School, Keever served the 2014 season as the Boy’s Assistant Coach at Denver South High School, and also as an Academy Staff coach with the Colorado Rapids from 2013-2014. Prior to his time in Colorado he spent time playing and coaching at a variety of levels, including time in the USL’s Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), PDL, NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, and NAIA collegiate levels.
In college (2006 – 2010), Keever was a Division I standout as an attacking midfielder and forward at Campbell University. While a player at Campbell University, he enjoyed success including one Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Championship, two regular season championships (including 1 undefeated and untied season – an A-Sun all-time conference record), and one NCAA Division I Tournament appearance. He was named pre-season all conference, and all-conference following his junior season, he was also a four time all-academic, dean’s list, and president’s honor roll.
In the spring of 2011, Keever assumed the role of head assistant coach at Milligan College, an NAIA program in Johnson City, TN. While there, the Buffalos went on to enjoy their first ever 9-0 season, an NAIA national ranking in the top 25, and an overall record of 13-5. He then moved onto to Tusculum College, an NCAA D II program, where he was lead assistant and head of scouting.
A native of Trinity, North Carolina, Keever has been in Colorado for over 5 years, and has quickly found it to be “home”. He has actively been involved in the community, and seeks to continue to see how the game can transform the lives of those it touches. He currently holds a USSF C License, a USSF Youth License, and the NSCAA National Diploma.