Kyla is an experienced coach with over 13 years of coaching elite athletes. With a brief hiatus from coaching from 2016-2019 to raise her young kids, she’s stepping back into the volleyball coaching world, since her daughter has started her own volleyball career. Some of Kyla’s success over those years includes qualifying five teams teams for the Girls Junior National Championships (2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010), with respective finishes each year, finishing 26th in Open Division (2015), 23rd in the National Division (2014), 5th (2013), 2nd (2011), and 11th (2010).
Kyla believes that fundamentals are an important part to molding young athletes and preparing them to be elite volleyball players. After 13+ years of coaching, Kyla has set a precedence for the type of players she looks to make up National qualifying teams: players that make great teammates, have a great work ethic, have great attitudes, have a passion for the game, and have an eagerness to learn.
Kyla's background includes playing and lettering in volleyball, basketball and track at Valley Center High School, near Wichita, KS. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a Journalism degree, which brought her to work for a sports magazine in Dallas.
When arriving in Dallas in 2002, she also started coaching in her spare time. After marrying her husband, Mike, in 2007, she decided to take her passion for coaching volleyball full-time. In addition to coaching club volleyball, Kyla was the Assistant Varsity/JV volleyball coach at Prestonwood Christian Academy in 2008. In 2009, she was the Assistant Varsity volleyball coach at Trinity Christian Academy. Kyla also spent 2 years as the Varsity Volleyball head coach at Canyon Creek Christian Academy.
Kyla is IMPACT certified and completed the Gold Medal Squared clinic led by USA Olympic National Team Coach, Carl McGown.