Kale Dyer adapts to new coaching environment


Coach Dyer views his player at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School. " In Golf a lot of times it is trying to set something up ahead of time and then it’s a little more up to the individual player to go execute," Dyer said.

Mathieu Diano, Ranger Review Reporter

Kale Dyer is a math and engineering teacher that is able to balance teaching and coaching two sports at the same time. He adapted to a new environment of students and players. His numerous years of experience in both have helped him coach at various levels for multiple years and teach various classes in a variety of different grade levels for multiple years as well. 

“If I hadn’t been around teaching and coaching for as long as I had that definitely is a hard thing because inherently with coaching, players want to do well for their coach because if I do well I’ll get on their good side and I’ll get more playing time,” Dyer said.

Because Dyer has had so much experience with teaching in the past, coaching came as second nature. It allowed him to come into a new environment and succeed in both areas.

“The biggest thing is getting to know who the players are, what their strengths are, how to then create a lineup that sets them up for success and because we had a fairly large team creating things that help with team dynamics so that people are getting along and rooting for each other,” Dyer said

Coach Dyer snaps a selfie before heading onto the Golf course for a match. “I probably feel most comfortable with golf, I played college golf, I grew up playing golf,” Dyer said.

The key adjustment that Dyer had to make was working on finding out how to set up each individual player for success.

“That’s where I think as a coach you kind of earn your stripes,” Dyer said.

Getting players to buy in to Dyer’s thinking and methods on the field helps limit the conflict of some players not getting playing time. This is what makes a good coach a great coach.

“From an enjoyment standpoint it is sometimes almost more rewarding on an individual basis coaching baseball,” Dyer said. 

Dyer feels Baseball is more rewarding because of the difference he can make in a game with one adjustment.

“I think it’s mostly about developing people and players in the context of sports but there is that element in there of winning and setting people up and putting them in the right places so that the team can succeed,” Dyer Said.

Dyer believes in winning and being a successful team but developing players as well in order to set up the future for success.

“Me establishing who I am and my coaching style that takes a little bit of time, it takes time for players to then trust that I want the best for them and I want them to succeed and that I have a certain level of knowledge,” Dyer Said