Kelly Love was named MCC Head Coach in April 2018. He began serving as Assistant Coach for the Men’s Basketball team in the 2012-13 season. He was responsible for post player development, team scouts, pre-season player development and game-day preparations. He possesses a great awareness of the strengths, philosophies, and mission of MCC and the MCC Athletic programs.
Love's own college basketball career began in 1987, playing at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri. While there, he played in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national championship tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. As a sophomore, Love played at Southeast Community College in Nebraska where he earned his Associate in Arts degree and received a scholarship offer to attend NCAA DI Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. In 1991 Love was offered tryout opportunities with NBA Utah Jazz and the Seattle SuperSonics.
As a product of community college basketball and academics, Coach Love is a positive role model dedicated to the sport of basketball and academic success of the young men participating on the men’s basketball program. His name may sound familiar as he is the son of NBA superstar and Chicago Bulls legend, Bob Love. Coach Love continues to stay active in the northern Illinois Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball programs and continues to work with them developing, training boys and girls for their transitions to intercollegiate athletics.