Keith Booth

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Keith Booth
Keith Booth.jpg
Booth coaching in February, 2017
Dunbar High School (MD)
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1974-10-09) October 9, 1974 (age 44)
Baltimore, Maryland
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolPaul Laurence Dunbar
(Baltimore, Maryland)
CollegeMaryland (1993–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1997–2000
PositionSmall forward
Coaching career2004–present
Career history
As player:
19971999Chicago Bulls
1999–2000Baltimore Bayrunners
As coach:
2004–2011Maryland (assistant)
2011–2013Loyola (Maryland) (women's assistant)
2013–presentLoyola (Maryland) (men's assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Keith Eugene Booth (born October 9, 1974) is an American basketball coach and former player. Booth played college basketball at the University of Maryland from 1994 to 1997, he was an assistant coach at his alma mater under Gary Williams from 2004 to 2011. He is currently an assistant coach for G.G. Smith with the Loyola University Maryland men's basketball team.[1]

Booth was born and raised in Baltimore and attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Heavily recruited by coach Gary Williams, he was the first player from Baltimore City in several years to play for Maryland. After the resignation of Williams' predecessor, Bob Wade, due to NCAA violations, a de facto boycott of the university was put in place by the high-school coaches in Baltimore; because of this boycott, many star high-school players avoided Maryland as a choice to play their college ball. In becoming one of the members of Maryland's 1993 recruiting class, Booth broke the ice, and the school once again had access to talent-rich Baltimore City. Booth was a 1993 McDonald's All-American.[2]

Booth was the Chicago Bulls' first-pick (28th overall) in the 1997 NBA Draft, and he played two seasons with the Bulls. Booth later returned to the Maryland campus and earned a bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice in 2003. After getting his degree, he worked at the Park School of Baltimore in Brooklandville, Maryland, where he was the middle school baseball coach, he also volunteered at an after-school program at his former high school, Dunbar.[3]

In 2004, he returned to his alma mater to become an assistant under Williams,[4] he organized recruiting as well as promoting and directing the Gary Williams Summer Basketball Camp each Summer in College Park. After Williams' retirement in 2011, Booth left Maryland when incoming head coach Mark Turgeon chose not to retain him.[5]

In October 2011, Booth was named a women's basketball assistant coach at Loyola University Maryland,[6] he transitioned to the school's men's basketball team in a similar capacity on April 16, 2013.[5]


  1. ^ "Keith Booth Bio". Loyola University Maryland Athletics. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
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  3. ^ "2010 ACC Men's Basketball Legends: Keith Booth, Maryland". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Keith Booth". Maryland Terrapins. Archived from the original on August 13, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Markus, Don. "Keith Booth, former Maryland star, added to Loyola men's basketball staff," The Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "All-American, NBA Champ Booth Joins Women's Basketball Staff". Loyola Athletics. Retrieved October 17, 2011.

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