Kyle McLeroy joins the UT Dallas men’s basketball staff as an assistant Comet head coach Jared Fleming announced on Thursday.
McLeroy comes to UTD after a two-year stint as an assistant at Newman University, a NCAA Division II school in Wichita, Kan. While with the Jets, he was the primary recruiter, created scouting reports and edited game film. McLeroy coached a pair of All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Honorable Mentions.
Prior to his time at Newman, he served as a graduate assistant at Dallas Baptist University for two seasons. During his tenure, the Patriots went 38-14 and made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Kyle and (wife) Kimberly to our basketball family,” said Fleming. “Kyle brings a wealth of experience at the Division II level that we are going into, and has established great recruiting connections all over Texas. He will bring tremendous energy and basketball knowledge to our program, and we can’t wait for him to get started!”
A 2011 graduate from Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas, McLeroy began his college playing career at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. During the 2011-2012 season, UMHB went 25-3 and was ranked as high as No. 5 in the D3hoops.com poll. Following a redshirt year, he transferred to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
McLeroy’s two seasons at SHSU were two of the most successful seasons in school history. The Bearkats finished with a record of 24-11 in 2013-2014. The 2014-2015 season saw the team set the school’s NCAA Division I best win mark with a final record of 26-9. During Kyle’s tenure at Sam Houston State, the Bearkats made two trips to the Southland Conference Championship game and two second round appearances in the College Insider Tournament.
McLeroy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston in 2015 and his Master’s in Sports Management from DBU in 2021.