Since Regent joined the OSSAA in 2014-2015, Kerwin Dees has been the boys basketball head coach, leading the Rams to one area tournament final and to the “Big House” state tournament twice. Dees has been a high school boys basketball head coach for 32 seasons – six years at Prairie Grove in Arkansas (4A), 17 years at Owasso (6A), five years at Siloam Springs in Arkansas (6A), and four years at Regent (2A). He has also been a classroom teacher for 25 years and an administrator for 17 years having served as an assistant high school principal, elementary school principal and athletic director (at Siloam Springs, Lexington Christian Academy in Kentucky, as well as at Regent.) In his career, he has also coached cross country, track, and football. Dees has been selected as Tulsa World Metro Coach of the Year, OCA Oklahoma All State Coach, and has earned several conference Coach of the Year honors. He has led teams to the Tournament of Champions championship.
Dees’ service isn’t purely on the court, he has been an elder in his church, a youth pastor, Fellowship of Christian Athletics huddle directory, and Bible study leader in his church and community. Between Dees and his wife Nancy, they have six children and 16 grandchildren. The values that Dees enjoys most are to love Jesus, the church, family, children, teaching, and great marriage. He is thankful for the ability, 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.