Head Coach Kevin Duffie, a native of Grand Falls, N.B. will head into his sixth season as the head coach of the Axemen. Prior to his appointment as head coach, Kevin has spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Acadia under former head coach Stephen Baur. Duffie joined the Acadia staff one year after winning a CIS Silver Medal with the basketball Axemen in 2008 as a student-athlete.
This summer, Duffie was named to the coaching staff of the U16 Basketball Canada "Cadet" National Team, who will play in the FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019 in Belém, Brazil (June 3-9).
Duffie was instrumental in helping Acadia achieve a 2011-12 AUS championship; eight AUS playoff appearances; and three births to the USports Final 8 National Championship.
Duffie has spent his summers coaching provincial basketball teams, recently winning a Gold Medal with Basketball Nova Scotia at the 2016 17u National Championship and winning a Silver Medal with Nova Scotia during the summer of 2011.He has represented Nova Scotia as a coach in four National Championships and in one Canada Games.
Coach Duffie is also a proud alumnus of Acadia 09’, with a degree in Kinesiology and currently pursuing his Masters of Education in Leadership and attributes much of his success to the time he spent learning and growing at this institution.