Brooklyn, NY – When you meet Keith Stroud, you meet a friendly coach who is all about mentoring young athletes to better themselves.
Keith Stroud, offensive coordinator for Erasmus Hall HS took some of his skilled position players to a football camp at the University of Maryland this weekend, on Saturday, June 1, 2019. It was strong competition with 43 teams from all over. Erasmus made it to the second round of the finals after winning 5 games in a row.
Stroud takes a lot of pride when coaching and mentoring student athletes.
Stroud’s background in football is very diverse due to the fact he has been playing since youth league days. His resume list Fort Hamilton HS with two championship wins, along with being recruited by Rutgers Scarlet Knights football and then later on transferring to Bethune-Cookman finishing out his last two seasons of football. In 2013 Stroud was signed to the NY Jets as an undrafted free agent.
Stroud decided to take his love for the game and his craft and give back to student-athletes. If you are ready to work and want to advance Stroud is there to support and push, you to the finish line.
Stroud also known as Coach KJ has helped to get nine students recruited for Division I schools and plans to help more this coming season. He’s been coaching HS students for the last six years. Stroud started out coaching at Grand Street Campus in Bushwick, Brooklyn and then took the offensive coordinator position at Erasmus Hall HS in 2017.
The athletes look up to Coach KJ Stroud because he is very upfront with them about life, school, and sports. Stroud looks to his athletes to work hard and understand what it takes to win as a team but to also handle when they lose.
Coach Stroud stated, “The team that makes the most small wins, will be the team that wins.”