Getting to know Kyle Simpson

Age-36

Position in high school- Teacher at Cardinal Academy

Previous Coaching Jobs- Varsity Assistant at Bloomington South (2000-2012)

Years Coaching in general- 15 years

Q: How many state championships teams, playing and coaching, have you been apart of?

A: “Two state championships coaching at Bloomington South.  26-0 i(only the 13th team in state history to go undefeated and win state) in 2009 – Jordan Hulls played on that team and was Mr. Basketball, and we won state in 2011.”

Q: Why did you start coaching?

A: “I am a third generation coach.  My grandfather Willis Brown Simpson was a head coach in college and high school for over 40 years in Indiana and Kentucky.  My father Kelly Simpson was a head coach for 17 years at Tecumseh, Eminence and Milan High Schools.”

Q: How long have you been married?

A: “14 years to my high school sweetheart Marcy.   She is loves sports just as much as me, and is an amazing coach’s wife.”

Q: How many kids?

A: “3 boys. Brady age 11, Tucker age 7, and Miles 3.”

Q: Favorite Quote and why?

A: “‘Don’t get bitter, get better,’  Coach Holmes said that at Bloomington South alot, and I believe that can applied to pretty much anything we do in life.”

Q: Did you play basketball in college?

A: “Yes. Played for 4 years at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany.  I was part of the first team in school history to play in the NAIA National Tournament in Boise, Idaho.”

Q: College you attended and what was your college major?

A: “Indiana University Southeast 1996-2000.  My major was Elementary Education.”