Q&A: Kyle Herrema

Led by head coach Kyle Herrema, the boys basketball team is off to a 9-4 start heading into district play.

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Led by head coach Kyle Herrema, the boys basketball team is off to a 9-4 start heading into district play.

Katie Curry, Staff Reporter

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Head basketball coach Kyle Herrema is in his 9th year of coaching with the district. The Red Ledger’s Katie Curry got to know him in the following Q&A:

The Red Ledger: What is your coaching history?

Herrema: “My first job was at a middle school in Duncanville, I spent two years coaching in Colorado (my wife got a job in Colorado so we were two years there). It was a high school called Smoky Hill. I spent 7 years coaching in Coppell where I coached Coach Kaufman when he was in high school, and then I have been here for the last 9 years.”

The Red Ledger: What is your favorite sport outside of basketball?

Herrema: “I love the Texas Rangers so I’m a big baseball guy but I enjoy football as well.”

The Red Ledger: What are your hobbies outside of school?

Herrema: “I love to play cards so I go over to my parents house probably every Sunday and we play cards.”

The Red Ledger: How many free throws do you think you can make in a row?

Herrema: “Back in the day I could make somewhere in the 20s, today probably not so much, I don’t work on my game anymore.”

The Red Ledger: What would you do if you weren’t a teacher/coach?

Herrema: “I was pre-law before I got into education. I was set to be an attorney and then some place in my junior year the assistant coach at Baylor said, ‘What are you doing in law school, why don’t you go coach?’ And so I decided to turn down the trappings of being an attorney to the big bucks in education.”

The Red Ledger: If you could visit one place in the world where would it be?

Herrema: “I have so many on my list. I definitely want to go to Australia and then I really want to visit Germany. I’m a big castle guy, I love looking at the big old castles and stuff so I want to go to Neuschwanstein in Germany.”

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