2017 marks the third consecutive year and the fourth overall for Kyle Richardson as an assistant coach at Sierra College. Kyle will run the offense and work with the infielders. Kyle returned to Sierra College in 2015 after beginning his coaching career at Sierra College in 2011 where he was the infield coach and assisted with the hitters. The 2011 infield led the Big 8 in fielding percentage that season and had all four infielders receive scholarships to play at the next level.
After one year at Sierra College, Kyle took a job at Yuba College as the head assistant coach. His responsibilities increased as he became the entire defensive coach and assisted with hitting. His second season at Yuba College, Kyle was promoted to associate head coach when head coach, Erick Burns, took over the role as the athletic director during the season.
Following his two seasons at Yuba, Coach Richardson took the leap to the NCAA Division I level by accepting a job at the University of Nevada, Reno where he was an assistant with current University of Arizona head coach, Jay Johnson. Kyle assumed the role as volunteer assistant coach. His main priorities were to work with the infielders as well as assist with the hitters.
In addition to coaching during the spring, Kyle also served as a coach in the prestigious Alaska Baseball League for 5 years with the Kenai Oilers with his last 2 summers as the Head Coach.
While coaching for the Oilers, Kyle shared success with staffs that earned a first-place finish and a second-place finish in the Alaska Baseball League, as well as a 2nd place finish at the NBC World Series in Wichita, KS. During his time in Alaska, Kyle helped assemble rosters that had 44 players drafted including 8 in the top 10 rounds and a first round pick in Patrick Wisdom.
Kyle was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. He played baseball at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, CA. His senior year in 2005 he led the Broncos to the CAL League title, hitting .469 and earning CAL League MVP honors.
He began his college career at Sierra College from 2005 to 2008 playing center field, second base and shortstop for the Wolverines. In 2007 Kyle earned second team All Big-8 honors in 2007 and in 2008 Kyle earned first team All Big-8 honors and his Sierra team won the CCCAA State Championship.
After two years as a Wolverine, Kyle received a scholarship to play baseball at Cal State Bakersfield, where he started at shortstop for the Roadrunners competing against teams in the Big West and Pac 12 primarily. He was part of the first baseball team ever in the history of the school and had the first home run, RBI, run scored and hit ever in the history of the program in his first Division I at-bat. He led the Roadrunners in hitting his junior season, hitting .298, and finished his Division I career with a batting average of .278. Kyle currently resides in Roseville with his girlfriend Kayla and his son Lucas (7).