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Gene Keady Returns to Coaching! (For Alumni Game Only)

Mean Gene is back on the bench!

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The hair shops of West Lafayette need to get out the hair dye and prepare the combovers because Gene Keady is back! Purdue announced today that Gene Keady will return to the bench and will fling sport coats in a one game only appearance as he is going to coach one of the teams at the alumni game on August 6th at Lafayette Jeff high school. Matt Painter will coach the other team.

It is unfortunate that the reconstruction of Keady Court won't allow the legendary coach to coach on Keady Court, but it will be good to see Gene back on the sidelines regardless. here is the list of players confirmed to be returning for the game:

• Dave Barrett (1991)
• Ryan Berning (1990)
Neal Beshears (2015)
Brandon Brantley (1997)
D.J. Byrd (2013)
Brian Cardinal (2000)
Travis Carroll (2014)
Rapheal Davis (2016)
• Tim Ervin (1995)
• Roy Hairston (1996)
Robbie Hummel (2012)
Lewis Jackson (2012)
• Frank Kendrick (1974)
Matt Kiefer (2006)
Maynard Lewis (2002)
Kenneth Lowe (2004)
Sandi Marcius (2013)
• Todd Mitchell (1988)
Jon Octeus (2015)
Bobby Riddell (2009)
Mike Robinson (2000)
Ryne Smith (2012)
David Teague (2007)
• Matt Waddell (1995)
Mark Wohlford (2010)