Kenon Tutein, affectionately known by his students as “Coach K”, is a youth basketball and softball coach residing in New York City. A Bronx native, "Coach K" is a graduate of the prestigious Bronx High School of Science and Carnegie Mellon University, where he played on the varsity basketball team while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. During his professional career as an engineer, Coach K has participated (and won championships) in numerous basketball and softball leagues around the city for working professionals, including the NY Urban Professionals Basketball League, Basketball City, NYC Lawyers Athletic League, and the Engineers and Architects Softball League.
Coach K was named varsity softball coach at New Heights Academy Charter School in March 2014, assistant boys basketball coach in September 2014 and promoted to head boys basketball coach in August 2015. During his 6 year tenure as softball coach at NHACS, Coach K has compiled a 59-16-1 record including six consecutive playoff appearances, four division titles and three appearances in the league championship game. In three seasons as varsity basketball coach, Coach K has compiled a 21-17 record with one division title and two playoff appearances.
Coach K has also demonstrated commitment to education and excellence off the playing field by graduating 100% of his players during his tenure at NHACS. Coach K’s strategic and analytic approach to coaching was recognized by his peers as he was named coach of the CSAA summer softball team for two consecutive years as well as having a prominent role on the CSAA Rules Committee where he was instrumental in re-writing the official rules for basketball and softball. In August 2017, Coach K was named as the official Softball Rules Consultant for CSAA.
In December 2018, Coach K was named the head coach for girls junior high school basketball at DREAM Charter School and led the team to the playoffs in his 1st season. In August of 2019, Coach K was named the head coach for JV Boys basketball at DREAM Charter School and also led the team to the playoffs in his 1st season