Coach Sears is a 2002 graduate of Elkhart Memorial and 2006 graduate of Bethel College. While at Bethel, he graduated with an Adolescent Studies/Youth Ministry Degree. Following graduation, Coach Sears taught at Jimtown Intermediate School for 4 years, while coaching basketball at Elkhart Memorial for 3 of those 4 years. In 2012, he was hired as a math teacher at Memorial, and in the summer of 2014, he was hired has the head basketball coach.
Coach Sears works hard to create a solid foundation for his players, both on and off the court. His team has worked in conjunction with Elkhart Central’s basketball team to host basketball camps. His team also volunteers with numerous non-profit organizations, as well as mentors youth at Woodland Elementary. Outside of community service, his team also enjoys attending college games together, as well as spending days at the lake together.
Coach Sears’ professional accomplishments include playing semi-professional ball for the Hammond Rollers and the Elkhart Express, NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, 2-time NCCAA All American, 2-time team MVP and 2-time Academic All-American.
Kyle credits his great support system, in his family. His wife, Kara, teaches at Elkhart Memorial in the FACS department. His children, Payton and Ethan, both attend Mary Feeser Elementary.