KU’s Keating inducted into Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Larry Keating, special assistant to the Athletics Director at the University of Kansas, was inducted into the Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame at the event’s Enshrinement Dinner on June 19.

Keating, a native of Long Island, New York, was the Pirates’ Director of Athletics from 1985-97. During that time, the Pirates’ athletics program won 10 BIG EAST championships and boasted 15 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Seton Hall challenged for national championships multiple times during his tenure, including in 1989 when the men’s basketball team played in the national championship game; the Pirates also reached the Elite Eight in 1991. Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team reached the Sweet Sixteen in 1994, and the men’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 1988.

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Keating was also influential in staff and facility enlargements, season-ticket and fundraising growth, and the addition of women’s soccer as a varsity sport. While at Seton Hall, Keating served terms as chair of the Big East Executive, Television and Championships Committees.

Keating joined the Kansas Athletics staff in August 2003, and has served as Senior Associate Athletics Director and Special Assistant to the Athletics Director. For the past 16 years he has overseen KU’s men’s basketball schedule, which has consistently ranked among the nation’s best.

He is among the nation’s most respected athletics administrators, having served on the NCAA Council, the Men’s Basketball Issues Committee and other NCAA committees. He served two terms on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee, which he chaired for a total of four years; he has also served on several NCAA sports committees.