Otero Junior College
Women's Basketball Coach Kyle Spencer

About Coach Spencer

OJC Women's Basketball

Coach Kyle Spencer enters his third year as the head women’s basketball coach at OJC. Spencer holds a masters degree in Sports Admnistration from California University - Pennsylvania, a bachelor’s degree in English from Colorado State University – Pueblo, and is a certified secondary education teacher for the state of Colorado. He is currently working on a masters degree in Biblical Studies from Hope International University.

In his first two years at Otero, Coach Spencer has coached 3 All-Region Athletes, 1 All-Defensive Athlete, 4 Academic-All Americans, 16 Academic All-Region Athletes, 2 All-Academic Teams, and won the Region IX Coach of the Year award in 2014.

Prior to taking the helm at OJC, Spencer worked as the assistant women’s basketball coach at NAIA powerhouse Hastings College in Hastings, NE. During his time at Hastings, the Lady Broncos garnered wins against multiple top 25 teams and finished #15 in the country after reaching the “Sweet 16” of the NAIA national tournament in Sioux City, IA. Hastings finished in the top 25 in total rebounding defense, total field goal percentage, blocks per game, and total blocks. While Spencer assisted in all aspects of the program he worked primarily with the post players including their 2-time All-American post.

 
 

Spencer is more than familiar with Southern Colorado having spent three years as the head girls’ basketball coach at Rye High School in Rye, CO. During his tenure at RHS, Coach Spencer led the Lady Thunderbolts to three straight state tournaments, back-to-back league runner ups in the Tri-Peaks East, and a league title in the Sante Fe League. In his second year, Coach Spencer was named Tri-Peaks East Coach of the Year, and after his 20-5 season and State Final Four finish in 2012, Spencer was selected to coach in the Colorado All-State Games. In three short seasons Spencer coached four all-conference players, four all-conference hon. mentions, one all-state athlete, and one league player of the year.

His decision to come to Otero was simple as he emphasized his excitement about the great community, focus on education, and winning traditions that are Otero Junior College.

Spencer’s parents, Kermit and Collette, reside in Pueblo, CO. His brother, Kalan, and sister-in-law, Kaitlyn have two children and have been living in Taiwan for the last four years. He is engaged to be married in July 2015.

  

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