ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - After two seasons, Kyle Manary is stepping down as the head basketball coach of Angelina College.
In a Facebook post, Manary stated:
"Today is a bittersweet day for us. I have decided to resign my position at Angelina College to pursue my eventual dream of becoming a Division 1 Head Coach. It's a long, long process and grind to get there and we believe God wants us to start that process now. We have had an absolutely wonderful two years at Angelina College and in the best community in all the world.
I am proud of how involved our team has been changing and shaping the lives of all our lil people at every single school in this community and what we have accomplished. I want to thank Dr. Simon, Coach Guy Davis, the board, our Roadrunner Foundation board, and ALL the faculty and staff at AC for a great two years and all the memories. We truly love this community and appreciate how welcome y'all have made us feel!! Now it's on to the next part of our journey n we can't wait to see how God uses us next!"
Manary was named the head coach of the Roadrunners in April 2016. This past season he led the team to a 15-17 overall record. In his two seasons, the Roadrunners went 18-20 in NJCAA Region XIV play. Manary seemed fit for the job as a Livingston High School graduate and Stephen F. Austin State University alumni.
Manary's resume also includes working with more than 100 different NBA players including Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Amarie Stoudemire, Paul Pierce and others while being responsible for NBA player development with John Lucas Resources.
Manary worked in basketball operations with the Dallas Mavericks and has spent the past 10 years conducting skills academies for Nike/Jordan Basketball. Manary was the head coach of the Nike World Basketball Game during the Barcelona Olympics. He was the director of the Jordan Brand International Tour and the head coach of the Jordan Brand Classic International team.
At the college level, Manary had also been an assistant at Frank Phillips College and an assistant at St. Mary's College of California. While at SFA, Manary was a student assistant under Ned Fowler and third assistant under Derek Allister.