|POSITION||Assistant Coach, Sprints & Hurdles/Director of Operations|
Kyle Stevenson joined the ETSU track & field coaching staff in fall 2014 after splitting time between competing semi-professionally and coaching high school track. Stevenson’s semi-professional career included stops in Canada, Africa, Trinidad, and Brazil as well as placing third in the 60 meter dash at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Championships in Boston, Massachusetts. The Memphis, Tennessee native got his start in coaching with stints at Austin-East High School in Knoxville, Tennessee as head sprints coach and at Hardin Valley Academy as assistant sprints coach. Under his tutelage at Austin-East, the boys 4x1 team placed fourth at the 2011 TSSAA State Championships – the team’s first appearance at state in over five years.
Previously, Stevenson enjoyed a successful career as a track student-athlete at the University of Tennessee. Walking on to the team as a freshman and eventually rising to team captain, the sprinter was a two-time All-American as a part of UT's 4x1 relay team in 2007 and 2008 as well as a seven-time scorer at the SEC Championships in four different events. Additionally, Stevenson’s 4x1 squad claimed an SEC title in 2007 and finished as the runner-up in 2008. This impressive relay team ranks third and sixth in school history in the event.
In high school at Memphis Central, the sprinter established a new school record in the 400m with a time of 48.44 and also defended his 200m state championship in 2006. With these accomplishments, Stevenson became only the sixth athlete to win the 200m state title twice.
Off of the track, the former student-athlete earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management from Tennessee in 2010 and went on to receive a Master of Science degree in kinesiology – with a focus on sport psychology and motor behavior –from UT in 2011.
Stevenson is the son of Larry and Tanna Stevenson and has an older brother named DeWayne.