Kyle Macy

Kyle Macy (born April 9, 1957)

Teams coached: Morehead State Eagles
Morehead State record: 106-144 (.424)
Overall record: 106-144 (.424)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2018 Transylvania (asst)
1997-2006 Morehead State

Kyle Macy Facts

  • Kyle Paul Macy
  • Born April 9, 1957
  • Hometown: Peru, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: University of Kentucky (BA, 1980)
  • Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Macy was the 1975 Indiana Mr. Basketball as a senior at Peru HS (IN) playing for his father, Bob
    • Kyle and his father are both members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (Kyle was class of 2001)
  • Started out playing for Fred Schaus at Purdue then transferred to Kentucky where he played three seasons for Joe B. Hall
    • Was a starter on the Wildcats’ 1978 NCAA National Championship team and was later named SEC POY and an AP All-American in 1980
    • Won a gold medal with the United States’ national team at the 1979 Pan American Games in Puerto Rico
    • Inducted into the (University of) Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame and the (commonwealth of) Kentucky Hall of Fame
  • Selected in the first round (22nd pick overall) in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns
    • Spent five seasons with the Suns (playing for coach John MacLeod) and then one each with the Bulls (Stan Albeck) and Pacers (Jack Ramsay)
    • Played overseas for Italian clubs Dietor Bologna (1988) and Benetton Treviso (1988-90)
  • Hired in 1997 to be the head coach at Morehead State, a mid-major program in Morehead, Kentucky
    • Went 106-144 in seven seasons at the helm, highlighted by a 20-9 record in 2002-03 that earned the Eagles a share of the OVC title
    • Resigned in 2006 following a 4-23 season, his second-straight sub.-500 record (and sixth overall)
  • In November 2007, Macy was named general manager of the East Kentucky Miners, an expansion team of the Continental Basketball Association, based in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Moved back to Lexington, KY and spent one seasons at the boys’ tennis coach at Lexington Christian Academy
    • Served as the GM of the East Kentucky Miners, a CBA expansion team that was based in Pikeville, KY
    • Spent a number of years as a television analyst for Kentucky basketball games on ESPN, SEC Network and Westwood One
  • Briefly returned to coaching in 2016, spending two seasons as an assistant under Brian Lane at D-III Transylvania (KY); Lane was one of Macy’s assistant coaches during the latter’s tenure at Morehead State

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