Camp Community College announces Keith Stagg as women’s basketball head coach

Keith Stagg

Camp Community College has announced Keith M. Stagg as the inaugural head coach for the school’s women’s basketball program.

Stagg has considerable coaching experience at the college level.

A product of the City of Suffolk and Suffolk Public Schools (Nansemond River '93), Stagg began his coaching career at Phoebus High School in 2000-2003. Stagg transitioned to Delaware and coached on several levels, including Middletown High School (State Champions 2005) and Christiana High School (2007).

Coach Stagg served as player development and head coach for the Reebok-sponsored Delaware Sharpshooters Travel AAU Team from 2004-2010. He next served as an assistant coach for the Wilmington University men's basketball team for one season (2007-2008). Coach Stagg served as assistant women's basketball coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buchannon, WV (2011-2013). During the 2011-12 season, the Lady Bobcats captured the WVIAC regular season and Conference Tournament Championships.

Stagg next served as head women's basketball coach at the Newport News Apprentice School (2013-2018), compiling a 72-51 record.

Stagg recently served as head women's basketball coach at Virginia Peninsula Community College (2020-2023). He is a veteran of AAU, summer camps, coaching clinics, and individual player development.

Camp Hurricanes women’s and men’s basketball will begin play this fall at Lakeland High School in Suffolk.

“We are confident that coach Stagg is the right choice as the first coach for Camp’s women’s basketball program,” said Dr. Justin Oliver, Camp’s athletic director. “His experience at both the high school and college level will help him to be strong recruiter. The excitement is already building for this fall. I know he can’t wait to get started.”

Camp Community College continues to grow its athletic programs with the following impact to the college:

  • Promoting the college in a positive light within Western Tidewater and help to drive enrollment, increase community spirit, and increase pride among the college’s students and alumni.
  • Improving student completion and retention rates, which is a goal in the college’s current Strategic Plan. This would be achieved because all student-athletes must be full-time students, are dedicated to such a program, and tend to have higher completion/retention rates.
  • Student-athletes will be able to participate in sports while maintaining the rigor of college academics through tutoring in core curriculum courses, and/or training in workforce skills. Also, students hindered by geography and/or lack of transportation have the opportunity to hone their athletic skills locally at Camp Community College.