Keith Urgo begins his fifth season as a member of the basketball staff in 2011-12.
"Keith brings great energy and passion to everything he does and has built outstanding relationships with our student-athletes and the people we deal with here on campus in the Villanova community," stated head coach Jay Wright. "He is a talented young coach."
Urgo joined the Wildcats in 2007 as the video coordinator, where he served for one season before being moved up to the role of director of basketball operations in 2008. He spent two seasons in that position, including 2008-09, when Villanova made its first NCAA Final Four appearance. In 2010-11, he served as an assistant coach before returning to the operations slot.
Urgo came to Villanova from the basketball coaching staff at Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. From 2004-06, he coached the junior varsity to a 32-7 record and assisted with the national powerhouse varsity unit.
A 2002 graduate of Fairfield University, Urgo played varsity basketball and lacrosse for the Stags. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the university. Following graduation, he developed a non-profit organization, "Playing for Peace, Inc.", designed to aide in conflict resolution. The organization is based in two locales, Durbin, South Africa and Northern Ireland.
Urgo and his wife Kristy reside in Wayne, Pa.