Kyle Koncz is currently the Head Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach at Lake Forest Academy, just outside of Chicago, IL. This will be his 3rd season as Head Coach, and second stint at Lake Forest after beginning his coaching career there upon his college graduation as an assistant under Head Coach Matt Vaughn from 2008-11. During his 5+ years coaching at Lake Forest Kyle has had the opportunity to work with 12 players who have continued on to play basketball at the collegiate level, some of which are still playing professionally today. He also currently works in the admissions office at the Academy.
In between his time at Lake Forest Academy, he spent 6 seasons coaching at the college level including one season as an Assistant Coach at Williams College under Head Coach Mike Maker. Following his year at Williams he spent 5 years as the director of basketball operations at Fairfield University, working under Head Coach Sydney Johnson who coached him at Princeton University during his senior year.
At Princeton, Koncz was a 3 year starter for the Tigers. He finished his career with the 5th most 3 pt. makes in school history, and currently sits just outside the top ten. After his Junior and Senior season Kyle was the recipient of the B.F. Dunn Award, which is presented annually to the team member who through sportsmanship, play, and influence most greatly contributed to the sport.
Kyle attended Strongsville High School, where he finished his high school career as the school’s all-time leading scorer, and as the record holder for 3 pt. makes in a season & career, and in the top 3 for rebounds in a career. He is a member of the Strongsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Kyle recently had the opportunity to speak at the USA Basketball Coaches Clinic in Chicago, IL and also worked his first session of Snow Valley Basketball Camp this past summer.
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You will definitely want to have pen and paper handy so you can take some notes as you listen to this episode with Kyle Koncz from Lake Forest Academy in Chicago, Illinois.