Floyd a. Keith

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Work: 8106 Winterset Circle Home: 8106 Winterset Circle

Indianapolis, IN 46214 Indianapolis, IN. 46214

Home Phone: (317) 247-4124

Office Phone: (317) 247-4124

Fax: (317) 735-1776

Mobile Business Phone: (317) 727-6288

E-mail: floydkeith@comcast.net


Website: ppaservices.org

Video: Floyd Keith Bigger Picture Award Winner 2013



Wife: Dr. NiCole Ruth Keith, PhD., FACSM

Research Scientist, IU Center for Aging Research

Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Vice President, American College of Sports Medicine

Children: Kenyari (21), and Imani (18), Mikia (16) and Kailan (12)


CEO of PPA Professional Services

March 2013-Present

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Consultant Sports Journalism Program at Indiana University-Purdue University

  • Consultant National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) University of Central Florida

    • September 2014 to August 2015

  • Consultant NCAA Offices of Inclusion and Development

    • July 2013 to July 2014

  • Senior Advisor for DeVos Sports Business Management Program

    • May 2013 to present

  • Providing professional services in the areas of:

    • Motivational Speaking

      • Convention Speaking

      • Graduation Speaking

      • Keynote Addresses

      • Panel Moderator

    • Professional Development

      • Achieving Coaching Excellence

      • Balancing work and family

      • Career planning

      • Networking

      • Staff Organization

      • Strategic Planning

    • Diversity and Inclusion

      • Achieving Equity

      • Equitable Hiring Practices

      • Hiring Report Cards

Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA): Executive Director

March 12, 2001-March 12, 2013
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Led executive office transition to Indianapolis and negotiated complimentary office space

  • Created and implemented association’s first executive staff operations manual

  • Association membership has grown from 172 (2001) to current 4,000+

  • Negotiated contracts and sponsorships totaling over $1M on four (4) occasions

  • Negotiated promoter contracts and team selections for the following BCA sponsored pre-season exempt events:

    • BCA Football Classic (2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004)

    • BCA Bowl (2002)

    • BCA Basketball Invitational (2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006)

    • BCA Basketball Classic (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006)

  • Negotiated annual Brown University Fritz Pollard BCA Male Coach of the Year Award agreement providing for full sponsorship and a $10,000 annual stipend

  • 2006: Negotiated 6-year Fund raising and sponsorship agreement with Learfield Sports

    • Created BCA Properties through Learfield Sports

  • Organized the collaboration of BCA, MOAA, and MOIC “Equity in Hiring” national minority hiring effort

  • Established and created the BCA’s “Hiring Report Card” for NCAA football, NCAA Women’s basketball and administration

  • Expanded the BCA corporate sponsors from one (2001) to a one time high of 26 (2006)

  • Partnered with the NCAA in the initial development and execution of the “Coaching Academy” for NCAA football Coaches in 2003 to 2013

  • Created and implemented the NCAA-BCA A.C.E. (Achieving Coaching Excellence) for ethnic minority basketball coaches (2003 to 2013)

  • Upgraded the BCA’s newly interactive website: www.bcasports.org

  • Created and distributed “Capable Candidate” lists for football, men’s and women’s basketball and athletic administrators

  • Created partnership between NAACP and BCA for “Childhood Obesity” and membership in May 2011

  • Established partnership between NACA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and BCA in July 2011

University of Rhode Island: Head Football Coach

1993 – 1999
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Graduated 95% of all Senior Players

  • 1995: Atlantic 10 New England Division Champions

  • 1995: New England Division 1/1AA Coach of the Year

Boston Gridiron Club New England Coach of the Year
Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year

San Francisco 49ers:

National Football League

Summer 1992

  • Assisted with Coaching of Quarterbacks as part of NFL College Internship Program

Indiana University: Bloomington, Indiana


Quarterback Coach/Passing Game Coordinator

Under Bill Mallory

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Coached 3 NFL Draft Quarterbacks

  • Co-coordinated all phases of Indiana University passing game

  • Organized and managed all clinics and staff presentations

  • Instructed quarterbacks who set records in career/season yards gained passing; passes completed and total offense

  • 1991 Copper Bowl Champions

  • 1990 Peach Bowl

  • 1988 Liberty Bowl Champions

  • 1987 Peach Bowl

  • 1986 All-American Bowl

University of Arizona: Tucson, Arizona


Offensive Backfield Coach

Under Larry Smith (deceased)

Significant Accomplishments:

  • 7-3-1 Final record/#3 national ranking in season

Howard University (Washington, DC): Head Football Coach


Significant Accomplishments:

Managed over 400+ member program (players, coaches and secretarial staff)

  • 1982: Led Division in total production

Led division in passing output for 4th consecutive year

Established 24 new all-time Howard University production records

  • 1981: Finished 11th ranked nationally in Historical Black Colleges and Universities

  • 1980: #7 nationally in HBCU/Ranked #9 by Jet Magazine

Achieved first winning year since 1975

All-Time Howard total production record (373.5)

Set 14 new all-time Howard University records

  • 1979: Finished #12 nationally in HBCU polls

University of Colorado: Boulder, Colorado


1974-1977 Offensive Backfield Coach

1978 Quarterback & Receiver Coach

Passing Game Coordinator

Under Bill Mallory

Significant Accomplishments:

Miami University: Oxford, Ohio


1970-1972 - Receivers & Tight Ends Coach

  1. Quarterbacks & Running Backs Coach

Under Bill Mallory

Significant Accomplishments:

  • 1973: Mid-American Champions (11-0 Season)

Defeated Florida in Tangerine Bowl

Finished #20 in National Poll


High School: St. Mary’s Memorial High School, St. Mary’s, Ohio: Graduated 1966

College: Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio: B.S. Education 1970

Major: Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education Major of the Year 1969

Health & Physical Education Four-Year Achievement 1970


High School: St. Mary’s Memorial High School, St. Mary’s, Ohio

1966 All-Sports Award Recipient

Football: Captain, All WBL Offense/Defensive Back

All Northwestern Ohio, All Ohio, MHS MVP

Basketball: Two-year Letterman/Starter

Track: Three-year Letterman: Held school high jump record
College: Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
Football: 1966-1967 Two-year Varsity/Starter

1967 Starting Wingback/5th game knee injury

2013: Named “Bigger Picture Award Winner” by Alliance of Women Coaches
Received “Trailblazer In Sports Award” by Rainbow Push Coalition

2008: Named by Ohio Northern University as an “Distinguished Alumni”

Inducted in Memorial High School Hall of Fame for Academic and Professional Achievement
2007: “Giant Steps Award for Coaching” by National Consortium for Academics and Sports
2005: Named as one of the “50 Most Powerful Blacks in Sports” by Black Enterprise
Received “Living Legacy Award” from Alpha Kappa Alpha

2004: Recognized as one of “The 101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” by Sports Illustrated

Named Executive Director of the Year by the All-American Football Foundation

2003: Named to Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame

2002: Named to “NCAA’s list of “CHAMPIONS”

1995: Highlighted in “The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education”

Honored as one of Rhode Island’s “Most Remarkable People”
1975: Named to St. Mary’s Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame

2007: “Giant Steps Award for Coaching” by National Consortium for Academics and Sports
2005: Recipient of “Johnny Vaught Outstanding Coach Award” by the All-American Football Foundation

1995: New England Division 1/1AA Coach of the Year

Boston Gridiron Club New England Coach of the Year
Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year

2006-Present: NCAA Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee
2005 – 2010: ILOC (Indianapolis Local Organizing Committee) NCAA Men’s Final Four Committee
2005: Member of NCAA Selection Committee for Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

2005 - 2012: Served on the “Honors Court of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame”. Annually selects the inductees into the college football hall of fame.

2004- 2009: Appointed as Honorary Chairman of Indiana Sports Corporation’s Honored Guests Committee for Youth Links annual event
2004: Moderated HBCU Winter Break Meetings in Tampa, FL
2003- 2005: Appointed to Presidential Council of the Indiana Sports Corporation

1999: President Elect of Division 1AA Football Coaches Association

Selected by NCAA as clinician for NCAA Y.E.S. Program
1998: Vice President of Division 1AA Football Coaches Association
Chairman of Atlantic 10 Coaches
Selected by NCAA as clinician for NCAA Y.E.S. Program
Black Coaches Association (BCA) Football Advisory Board
1997: 3rd Vice President of Division 1AA Football Coaches Association
Regional Chairman for Div. 1AA All-American Selection Committee
Member of AFCA Minority Issues Committee
Black Coaches Association (BCA) Football Advisory Board
1995: Member of AFCA Minority Issues Committee
Selected by NCAA as clinician for NCAA Y.E.S. Program
1982: President of MEAC Football Coaches Association

District 3 Chairman for Div 1AA All-American Selection

2011: Recipient of Indianapolis Colts/Abuelos “Community Quarterback” Award
2009- Present: “All Pro Dads” Breakfast keynote speaker for Robey Elementary School, Chaplewood Middle School and Cardinal Ritter High School (Indianapolis)
2008: Keynote speaker for Robey Elementary Awards Day
2007: Addressed Chapel Hill Middle School Avid Program
2006-2007: Served on St. Christopher Church Board of Faith Formation Committee
2005: Member of African-American Roundtable Discussions for Bridgeport Elementary school in Indianapolis
2004-2012: Created and funded the “Annual Keith Coaching Scholarship” at IUPUI ($1,000); and “Annual Keith Book Scholarship” at IUPUI ($1,000)

2003- Present: Appointed to IUPUI Diversity Coalition Group

1996-1998: Organized and developed Halloween “Street Safe Program for Youth” in Kingston, RI
1995: Participant in “Student Reading Program” for Providence City Schools


  • National Association of Collegiate Athletics Directors

  • American Football Coaches Association (Lifetime Member)

  • National Association of Basketball Coaches

  • Women’s Basketball Coaches Association

  • Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (Lifetime Member)

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