June 8, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Former Purdue men's basketball coach Gene Keady married Kathleen Petrie in a basketball-themed wedding Tuesday on the Hawaiian island of Linai.
Mr. Keady and Ms. Petrie, of Boston, were in Hawaii for the Nike Hawaii Elite Camp.
Mr. Keady's best man was former longtime assistant coach Bruce Weber, while Ms. Petrie was escorted down the aisle by another longtime coaching friend, Tubby Smith.
Some 75 coaching friends and their wives were in attendance for what was described as a "romantic, mountain-top ceremony."
"It was a wonderful setting, absolutely beautiful," Mr. Keady said. "I'm very lucky."
A Nike travel representative served as the wedding coordinator, arranging for the marriage license, minister and music.
The legendary Mr. Keady, who won 512 games and six Big Ten Conference championships at Purdue from 1980 to 2005, currently serves as special assistant/advisor to St. John's head coach Steve Lavin.