Lakers News · Boy’s Varsity Basketball Hiring Announcement


Please join Southwest in welcoming new Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach Keenan Shelton. Keenan earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Human Resource from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. Currently, he is the Director of Talent Management with the Minneapolis School District.

Keenan comes to Southwest with an extensive and diverse coaching background. Most recently, he was the Rosemount High School Boys’ Varsity Basketball coach where he graduated 100% of his student-athletes and led the team to the section finals in 2017.  Keenan is well versed in coaching in the Minneapolis School District. He has coached at Washburn, Edison, and earned conference coach of the year as head coach at North High School in 2011. Keenan is respected in Minnesota’s youth basketball community. He is entering his 6th year as the Howard Pulley 15U coach and was a 5-time state champion while coaching Minnetonka’s 8th grade Boys Traveling Basketball team.

Keenan is “student-focused with proven expertise in motivating young men to achieve goals while developing strategies for successful high school athletic programs. Holds students, parents, and staff in high esteem, and interacts with the greatest degree of professionalism and personal integrity.”