Manta Rays, Eagle Rays and Masters
Kyle has been coaching swimming for the past 10 years. His swimmers have qualified and competed at every level of meet from Age Group States up thru the US Open. His athletes include several Top-10 nationally-ranked age group swimmers, many individual and relay State Champions, Far Western champions, Sectionals Finalists and one State recordbreaker. Many of these swimmers have since gone on to swim competitively in college, several with scholarships.
Kyle's swim journey started at 11 years old, swimming for the Eastern Hills Orcas summer league team in Tucson, where he swam competitively for eight years. He went on to swim High School for Rincon/University HS in Tucson for the late Coach Mike Ward. By his Senior year, Kyle helped captain the team to a 4A DI State runner-up title. That summer before attending the University of Arizona, Kyle began volunteer coaching for the Orcas.
By the following summer of 2008, the Orcas hired Kyle as an assistant coach. In the intervening seasons, Kyle began volunteer coaching at Ford Aquatics at UA to sharpen his coaching skillset. The summer after that, Kyle was promoted to the Head Coach role for the Orcas. Ford also hired him on as an assistant coach during the school year after that. Kyle continued to coach for Ford and the Orcas throughout his time as an undergraduate at the UA, and also led the Orcas to a league Championship title in that time.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Administration, Kyle moved on from coaching the Orcas towards a professional career. But he kept on coaching at Ford part time throughout the year. Some time later, Kyle quit his full time auditing job and accepted a promotion to be the Head Age Group Coach at Ford Aquatics.
Kyle left Ford after 3 very successful years as Head Age Group Coach, having developed the premier age group program in Southern AZ and a nationally-ranked Club program of over 250 USA swimmers. After a short break from coaching, Kyle returned to coaching swim for St Augustine Catholic HS in Tucson. That same season, Kyle became the Head Coach of the Sahuarita Stingrays (and also began working full time for the Raytheon Company).
Kyle lives in Sahuarita with his wife, Coach Michelle, and two sons Enzo (3) and Arlo (6 months). They also have a betta fish named Tuna Fish and a Labrodoodle, Lacey. Enzo is in charge of pet names. Kyle loves coffee and will never refuse any Starbucks cards. He is also an Excel enthusiast, Crypto advocate and a big Elon Musk fan. He cheers for the Patriots, much to the dismay of Michelle, who prefers the Broncos and Enzo, who likes the Cowboys.