Coach Chad Kills Crow is entering his second season as the Head Men's Basketball coach at Haskell Indian Nations University. Coach Kills Crow is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota tribe in Pine Ridge South Dakota and is of Lenape decent.
The 2010-2011 season was the beginning of a new era for Haskell Basketball. Coach Kills Crow had one of the more talented freshman classes to come through Haskell last season in which all return for their sophomore campaign. He began rebuilding the program with a new mission and style of play. Coach Kills Crow's young team competed in every game and gained valuable experience needed for his vision of the new program. Although the team was young, Kills Crow gained respect with other schools with his aggressive and physical style of play. Coach Kills Crow is even more excited about his new class of recruits coming in this fall to help get Haskell on the basketball map. During last season, Kills Crow recruited and signed four standout high school players and three transfers for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
Coach Kills Crow served as an assistant for two years at Haskell before taking over in August of 2010. Prior to joining the Haskell coaching staff he was the Head Boy's coach at Brighton Collegiate High School in Brighton, Colorado. Coach Kills Crow has coached at the high school level in both Colorado and Oklahoma.
Coach Kills Crow played for the Indians during the 1994-1995 seasons before transferring to Northeastern State University where he continued to pursue basketball and eventually began his coaching career. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from NSU and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education in January 2010.
Coach Kills Crow is married to wife, Jamie. Together they have two children, son Wopila, and daughter, O'Kihi.
"It is an honor and privilege to have played and now coach at Haskell. I am humbled at the opportunity to lead young native men. There are many respected names of former basketball coaches that I am now among and I plan to continue their vision in efforts to preserve our traditional way of life, compete with other colleges, and ultimately educate native people." – Kills Crow