Kyle Conley is entering his first year as Head Men’s Basketball Coach and eighth season overall with Lake Erie Men’s Basketball. He joined the Storm staff in 2009 as the team’s assistant before being elevated to the Associate Head Coach in 2013. Conley has been part of the Storm’s transition into NCAA Division-II and the GLIAC. Since joining the conference in 2010, the Storm have improved their league win total five-of-six seasons. The Storm program has produced four All-GLIAC nominees since 2010.
He serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator and his on-court responsibilities include working with the guards and wings. In addition to his game preparation - which includes opponent scouting, film editing and game-planning – gameday coaching and administrative duties, Conley also coordinates the Storm’s series of successful on-campus summer camps and clinics. Conley oversees the Storm’s strength and conditioning and men’s basketball’s academics. Lake Erie men’s basketball held the highest men’s team GPA on campus in 2014-15. Since 2010, Lake Erie Men’s Basketball has generated 34 GLIAC All-Academic recipients.
Prior to coming to Lake Erie, Conley spent four seasons as an assistant at his alma mater, The University of Findlay. While there, he helped the Oilers to a four-year mark of 112-16, four NCAA Tournament appearances, three GLIAC South Division championships and a pair of GLIAC Tournament championships. The 2005 team reached the Elite Eight and finished the season ranked first in the final NABC Coaches’ Poll. In the 2006-07 season, Findlay went undefeated in league play. Conley was also on the Findlay staff for the 2007-08 season when the Oilers knocked off Division I Ohio State in an exhibition game on the Buckeyes’ home floor.
Conley also has three years of coaching experience at the high school level, coaching at Marion Harding and Elgin.
Prior to earning his degree in business management from Findlay, Conley was a member of the basketball team at Tiffin University. He earned his master’s degree in education from Lake Erie.