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Campbell Takes Over The Conq Basketball Program

Mar 28, 2012

For Immediate Release

Dodge City Community College has announced the hiring of Kyle Campbell as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach.  Coach Campbell comes to Dodge City after 6 years as the Assistant Coach at Coffeyville Community College.  Athletic Director Casey Malek had this to say about the hiring of Coach Campbell, “We are very excited to have Coach Campbell become a part of our staff, he comes from not only one of the best programs in the Jayhawk Conference, but also one of the top programs in the country.  His strong recruiting ties and coaching abilities will take our basketball program to the next level.”

Coach Campbell will bring a winning tradition to Dodge City Community College.  While working under one of the great Junior College coaches in Jay Herkelman, Campbell was a part of six successful seasons with Coffeyville where the Ravens had a combined record of 164-43. This past season, Campbell helped lead Coffeyville to their second consecutive Jayhawk East conference championship, the team's tenth title in 12 years.   

Two seasons ago, Campbell helped lead the Ravens to a fifth place NJCAA National Tournament finish, as well as Region 6 and Jayhawk East Conference titles. During his six years at Coffeyville, he coached two Jayhawk East MVPs, 20 all-conference players and 11 all-region players.

Campbell has high expectations for the Conq program and will hit the road to recruit immediately.  “We are going to hit the recruiting trail hard, try to get some good in-state kids.  We will bring in quality kids that will play hard and compete every day.”

“This is a great opportunity, after 6 years at Coffeyville I felt the time was right to make a move. President Woodburn and the athletic department displayed a sense of commitment to winning with quality kids.”

Campbell is originally from Curtis, Nebraska where he attended Medicine Valley High School where he was a three sport letter winner all four years of high school in basketball, football and track. He was also an all-state selection in basketball his junior and senior years in high school. He is a 2006 graduate of Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in educational studies.  He played four years of college basketball at Hastings, earning four letters in his career.