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Tom Kyle

Australian Gliders DOB: 15 June 1959 Height: 1042, 902 Position: Head Coach Number:

An avid sportsman, Kyle played cricket as captain of the ACT team at age 12 while also playing rugby league, rugby union, AFL, soccer and tennis before he began coaching basketball at age 16.

Completing a double major in Health and Physical Education and receiving degrees from both the Wollongong Institute of Education and the University of Wollongong, Kyle began teaching and coaching basketball at Anglican Church Grammar School while also becoming involved with the Brisbane Bullets in the NBL.

In 2008, Kyle and wife Jane became coach and team manager respectively of the Brisbane Spinning Bullets, Queensland's NWBL team. At Ben Ettridge's invitation, he participated in a national training camp in Canberra and was offered an assistant coach role with the Under-23 national side at the 2009 IWBF U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Paris.

He became an assistant coach of the Rollers in 2010 and participated in the Rollers' silver medal winning campaign at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. In that time, he was also awarded the NWBL Coach of the Year and Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association Coach of the Year.

After London, Kyle was selected as the Gliders' first full-time head coach of the Gliders and has now led the team for close to four years.

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