Keller, a native of Winchester, has been a leader at every level of competition in Virginia for 50 years. After years of playing and coaching at R-MC, he was a driving force in the formation of the highly successful Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Keller was a four-year starter in football and baseball, winning all-Mason Dixon Conference honors as a quarterback and shortstop in 1952-53.
Later as head football coach for 18 years, he compiled a record of 105-56-5 and guided the Yellow Jackets to seven championships in the Mason-Dixon and ODAC competition. His 1969 team won the Knute Rockne Bowl, as the national small college East champions.
Keller was voted Virginia’s small college coach of the year four times and ODAC coach of the year three times. He became athletic director in 1982, and when the school became co-educational, he led the development of sound and winning programs for women. He has served as president of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, the Mason-Dixon Conference and ODAC.