Kevin Ollie Birthday & Fun Facts

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Jan 31, 2024 By Martha Martins
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About Kevin Ollie

Kevin Ollie who is also known as Kevin Jermaine Ollie is a basketball coach and a retired basketball player.
He was a head coach of the University of Connecticut men's basketball team and is now the director and head coach of player development for Overtime Elite. Overtime Elite is a professional basketball league founded in 2021 and is owned by Nik Visger for talented players who are between 16 and 18 years old.
In 2010, Kevin Ollie retired from professional basketball and in 2012, he joined UConn as an assistant coach. He then got promoted as a head coach of the University of Connecticut after the retirement of coach Jim Calhoun. Jim Calhoun had coached Ollie when he was a basketball player.
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Kevin Ollie's Net Worth, Earnings, And Spending Habits

What is Kevin Ollie's net worth?

Kevin Ollie has a net worth of about $12 million.

How much does Kevin Ollie earn per year?

Kevin Ollie's major source of income is from his coaching career and as a basketball player. He has an estimated annual salary of $1 million.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall is Kevin Ollie?

Kevin Ollie is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

How old is Kevin Ollie?

Kevin Ollie was born on December 27, 1972, and he is now 49 years old.

Childhood And Education

Kevin Ollie was born in Dallas, Texas, in the U.S. He had studied at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, Southern California. In his high school, he attended and played basketball. From 1991-1995, he was a student at the University of Connecticut for his graduation in Communications. He played in the college basketball team for four years.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kevin Ollie's partner?

Kevin Ollie was married to Stephanie in 1998 and they got divorced after 17 years in January 2015. They have two children named Jalen and Cheyenne. Stephanie is working as a cardiac nurse, and she was born in 1974 and is now 47 years old. Ollie and Stephanie met when they were students at the University of Connecticut in the mid-'90s.

Who is Kevin Ollie's family?

Kevin Ollie was born in December and is the son of Fletcher and Dorothy Ollie. He was brought up in the neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. He has two older sisters named Vita and Rhonda. His parents got divorced when Ollie was seven years old. He spent summers with his father in Dallas, Texas where he had done some jobs with his father.
Dorothy Ollie was a teacher and an ordained minister.

Career And Professional Highlights

In 1995, Ollie completed his graduation from Connecticut. From 1995-1997, he played with Connecticut Pride of the Continental Basketball Association. Later he joined the NBA (National Basketball Association). Oklahoma City Thunder added Kevin Ollie to their team on August 1, 2009. The team Huskies won the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament when Kevin Ollie was their head coach. Kevin Ollie was an NBA point guard.

Best Known For…

Kevin Ollie is one of the four American coaches who won an NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. In 2011, he guided Connecticut Huskies as an assistant coach helping them to get 11 straight postseason wins. In this game, they won five games in five nights for winning the Big East Tournament Championship. The team won the NCAA Championship for men.
Before joining as a coach, he played for 12 National Basketball Association franchises and it was with the Philadelphia 76ers in three stints. Ollie was a game-changer. In 1995, he began his career with CBA, and from 1997 to 2010, he played in 13 seasons. From the 2008 to 2009 season, Kevin Ollie was the captain of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
When Ollie was the coach of Connecticut Huskies, the team defeated Florida on December 2, 2013, thus ranking in the ninth position.
In 2014, in the First Final Four national semifinal of the NCAA Tournament, the Huskies defeated Florida and the Kentucky Wildcats for the fourth NCAA men's championship of Connecticut in fifteen years. In December 2012, both Ollie and the University of Connecticut agreed on a five-year deal and Ollie signed a five-year contract with UConn in 2014 which was worth $2.8 million each year.
Ollie was fired on March 10, 2018, and was charged with 'failure to monitor' his program. Ollie filed a grievance for getting a back pay of $10 million. Since he got fired from Connecticut, he has not worked in basketball.

Charity Work

He has pledged $100,000 for the UConn Basketball Champions Center construction.

What awards has Kevin Ollie won?

Kevin Ollie was the 10th best on the list of top 50 college hoops coaches in 2014 ESPN.

Other Interesting Kevin Ollie Facts And Trivia

In AAC, the Huskies reached third position by defeating Memphis and Cincinnati but in the AAC Championship game, they lost to Louisville.
Connecticut earned an at large bid to the NCAA tournament and then defeated Saint Joseph's, Villanova, Iowa State and Michigan State for reaching the Final Four. The tournament expanded in 1985.
Ollie won an esteemed position by guiding young stars namely Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City and LeBron James in Cleveland and Kevin Durant in the Overtime Elite.
In 2014-2015, Connecticut Huskies won the NIT First round and in 2015-2016, they won the NCAA Second Round.
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Kevin Ollie Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Kevin Jermaine Ollie

Date of Birth

1972-12-27

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Dallas

Age

Height

188 cm

Occupation

Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

Education

Crenshaw High School

Net Worth

12000000

Parents

Fletcher, Dorothy Ollie

Siblings

Vita, Rhonda

Annual Earnings

1000000
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Written by Martha Martins

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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