Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Chad Kline

Chad Kline

Coach Kline was appointed men’s head basketball coach and athletic director at Dyersburg State in July 2020.  In his first season he lead the Eagles to a 14-9 record.  He had two 1st team All – TCCAA performers and the Eagles lead the conference in scoring (89 ppg.) He came to Dyersburg State from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville (Arkansas) where he served as head basketball coach of the men’s basketball team from 2014-2020. Here he led his team to a 96-79 record with the fourth most wins in school history and two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament appearances. Before this, he served as assistant basketball coach and assistant NCAA compliance director from 2011-2014 where he assisted in leading his team to a Great American Conference (GAC) tournament championship and three regular season GAC championships. He served as assistant men’s basketball coach for Coastal Bend College in Beeville (Texas) from 2010-2011; head men’s basketball coach at Frank Phillips College in Borger (Texas) from 2005-2010; and assistant men’s basketball coach at Frank Phillips College from 2003-2005. Kline has a career head coaching record of 200-108.

Kline earned an Associate in Arts degree from Barton County Community College in 2000; a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies from Fort Hays State University in 2003; and a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University in 2014.

Kline and his wife Courtney, along with their three children, Owen (9), Troy (8), and Kennedy(4), reside in Dyersburg.