Since Regent joined the OSSAA in 2014-2015, Kerwin Dees has been the boys' basketball head coach, leading the Rams to one first round Area Tournament, three Area Tournament finals, and twice to the “Big House” for the State Boys Basketball Tournament. During these past six years in OSSAA play, Regent Basketball, with Coach Dees, has also advanced to the finals of 30 regular season and post season tournaments, while capturing 19 of those tournament championships.
Dees has been a high school boys basketball head coach for 34 seasons – six years at Prairie Grove High School in Arkansas (4A), 17 years at Owasso High School (6A), five years at Siloam Springs High School in Arkansas (6A), and six years at Regent (2A). He has also been a classroom teacher for 24 years and an administrator for another 20 years having served as an assistant high school principal and/or elementary school principal and athletic director at Siloam Springs, Lexington Christian Academy in Kentucky, and Regent. In his career, he has also coached cross country, track, and football. Coach Dees has been selected as the Tulsa World Metro Coach of the Year, OCA Oklahoma All State Coach, and conference Coach of the Year, while leading teams to multiple state tournament appearances.
Coach Dees’ service isn’t purely on the court, he has been an elder in his church, a youth pastor, Fellowship of Christian Athletics huddle director, and Bible study leader in his church and community. Together, Kerwin and his wife Nancy, enjoy six children and 16 grandchildren. The values that Coach Dees enjoys most are to love Jesus, the church, family, children, teaching, and great marriage. Coach Dees often says that he is thankful for the health, influence, and opportunity to coach at Regent. He considers it a great blessing to have athletes at Regent who are faithful, competitive, like-minded, skilled, and intense in their efforts to play their best as a team for one another and for the Lord.