Terre Haute South Vigo (1986) and Purdue University (1991) graduate Kyle Kraemer, 51, enters his 25th season as the head coach of the Braves. The Braves finished the 2018 season with an 22-9 record, winning the schools 8th conference championship and 14th Sectional Championship The 2019 Varsity squad will return five position players and four pitchers from last year. Coach Kraemer is also extremely excited about the work ethic and knowledge of this year’s coaching staff.
Kraemer played football and baseball at South. Upon graduating, he accepted a scholarship to attend Purdue University where he began to get serious about learning the game of baseball. Kyle was named the Boilermaker Team Captain his senior year (1990) and lead the Boilers in home runs that year with 10.
After his playing career, Kraemer devoted his summer months to the development of youth baseball. He attended and taught at various instructional camps and coached at every level, including Pony League, high school, and collegiately.
Prior to being promoted as head coach at Terre Haute South, Kraemer taught and coached at West Lafayette Harrison High School for one year. In the summer of 1992, Kraemer left Harrison High School and accepted a technology education teaching and assistant baseball coaching position alongside his former high school coach, Ken Martin. Kraemer served as Martin’s volunteer varsity assistant in 1993 and 1994, working primarily with the hitters. In 2007, Coach K joined the Braves football program under former Braves baseball player – Mark Raetz – and continued to coach football until 2015.
Coach Kraemer would like to mention several people which have made his life-long dream possible. First and foremost, he would like to thank his mother and step-father, Robert and Kelly Dumas, for always supporting him in his athletic endeavors as well as his wife Valerie for the enormous amount of time spent away from home during the spring months. He would also like to thank the following people for their influence in his baseball playing and coaching careers: Koby Kraemer, Barry Nicosin, Barry Miller, the late Dalt Monroe, Tom McCullough, Dave Alexander and Steve Green.
Career Total 491-218-2
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