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Derek Kellogg

  • Player
  • Number: 14
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 2“
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Hometown: Springfield, MA
  • High School: Cathedral
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: June 20, 1973

Coaching - at UMass

Assistant Coach, 2022-23

Derek Kellogg roster photo 2022-23

Head Coach, 2008-17

Roster photo 2011-12

  • 2017: Fired soon after the season-ending loss in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.6) Although responsible for recruiting a nationally-ranked freshman class, the 2016-17 team under-performed to a 4-14 conference record. Kellogg’s contract stipulates a 50 percent buyout of the two years remaining, meaning UMass will give him approximately $1 million.7)
  • 2014: Coming off the program's first NCAA Tournament berth in 16 years, Kellogg's contract was extended through the 2018-19 season, with potential additional extension through 2020-21. Kellogg becomes the state's highest employee, guaranteed to make $994,500 per season through the 2018-19 season, an amount that could increase if he reaches bonuses based on the performances by players on the court and in the classroom.8)9)10)
  • 2012: Contract extended through 2016-17 season. Coverage: Republican, Gazette (10/18/2012). Full contract. Previous coverage notes11)12)13)14)
  • 2011-12: led the Minutemen to a 10-win improvement over the previous season, the A-10 Tournament Semi-Finals, and the NIT Semi-Finals.
  • After struggling to finish the 2010-11 season, UMass AD John McCutcheon gave Kellogg a vote of confidence.15)
  • On April 23, 2008, Kellogg was named as the 21st head coach in UMass program history, succeeding Travis Ford. Contract details.

UMass Head Coaching Record

SeasonOverallWin %ConfWin %PlacePost-Season
2011-1225-12.6769-7.563EighthNIT Semifinalist
2012-1321-12.6369-7.563SixthNIT First Round
2013-1424-9.72710-6.625SixthNCAA Second Round16)

* UMass self-reported clerical errors that resulted in ten players receiving extra financial assistance. The NCAA considered this to be “impermissible financial aid render(ing) the student-athletes ineligible,” and vacated wins. There was no indication Kellogg was aware of the extra assistance. Read more here.

Graduate Assistant, 1996-97

  • Also served as commentator for UMass Basketball Radio Network with former UMass coach Jack Leaman.

Coaching - elsewhere

Creighton (Assistant Coach, 2023-)

Long Island University (LIU) (Head Coach, 2017-22)

  • 2022: In a move very late in the off-season, LIU suddenly dismissed Kellogg.18)19) He finished his five-year tenure with a 74-74 overall / 49-41 conference record.20)
  • 2019: The men's hoop team renamed simply to LIU after the school merged athletic programs in their Brooklyn and Brookville campuses.21) Kellogg remained as head coach.
  • 2018: Kellogg led the Blackbirds to a NEC Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament appearance, the school's first in five years in both categories.
  • 4/18/2017: Kellogg named the 14th Head Men's Basketball Coach for LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball.22)

Memphis (Assistant Coach, 2000-08)

  • Served as an assistant to John Calipari, his former head coach while playing at UMass.
  • During Kellogg's eight seasons in Memphis, the Tigers accumulated a record of 214-67 (.762).
  • The Tigers went to 3 NITs and 5 NCAA Tournaments, including the national championship game in 2007-08. (However, their 38-2 record from the 2007-08 season was vacated by the NCAA, due to the ineligibility of star player Derrick Rose.)

Youngstown State (Assistant Coach, 1999-2000)

  • Served one season for Coach John Robic, who was an assistant coach at UMass during Kellogg's playing career.

George Mason (Assistant Coach, 1997-99)

  • Served with Coach Jim Larranaga during his first two years with the Patriots.
  • GMU went from 9-18 in 1997-98 to 19-11 in 1998-99, as the Patriots won the CAA Regular Season and Tournament championships.
  • Kellogg stated he earned only $9500 a year at the time. “It is not about the money. It is about the ability to do what you want to do,” Kellogg said.23)

Professional Basketball

  • Played a season with the Connecticut Skyhawks in the United States Basketball League in 1995.

College Basketball (Player)

Derek Kellogg roster photo 1994-95

  • As a four-year letterwinner from 1992-95, Kellogg played on four Atlantic 10 Conference regular season and tournament championship teams.
  • The Minutemen were just the second team in NCAA history to win four-straight outright season and tournament championships.
  • During his four-year career at UMass under Coach John Calipari, the Minutemen were 111-24, including 51-11 in the Atlantic 10, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year, including the Elite Eight in 1995.
  • On UMass' career lists, he is sixth24) in assists (453), 11th25) in all-time three-pointers (138), as well as seventh26) in three-point percentage (38.1).
  • When Calipari gave Kellogg a scholarship in 1991, the media said he should be fired for wasting Massachusetts taxpayers' money.27)

1994-95 Senior year

  • Starting Point Guard and team captain.
  • Named to All-Atlantic 10 Third Team, Academic Team, and Tournament Team.

1993-94 Junior year

  • Starting Point Guard and team captain.
  • Named to All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team.

1992-93 Sophomore year

  • Starting Point Guard.
  • Named to All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team.
  • Finished third in the A-10 in assists average (5.0).
  • Holds the sophomore class record for best free throw percentage (.806) and assists (5.2 per game).28)

1991-92 Freshman year

  • Appeared in 21 games as backup to Senior Point Guard Anton Brown.


Total 3-Pointers Rebounds


  • Class of 1991 at Springfield Cathedral, Springfield, MA.
  • Two-time Massachusetts All-State player and McDonald's honorable mention All-American.
  • As a senior, averaged 24.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • Considered committing to Siena, prior to committing to UMass.29)


  • Born June 20, 1973 in Springfield, MA.
  • Son of George and Ruth Kellogg.
  • Graduated from UMass in 1995 (B.A., College of Arts Sciences, Real Estate Management/Finance).
  • Married to Nicole Flory, graduated UMass 1997 (B.A., School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Communication).
  • Son Maximus Antonio Kellogg born April 28, 2008.
Round of 64
24) , 25) , 26)
thru 2014-15 season
Where exactly that was said is unknown.
Records were accurate through end of 2008-09 season. May have since been surpassed.
kellogg_derek.txt · Last modified: 2023/04/27 16:40 by mikeuma