Kline Named Eagles Head Coach and Athletic Director

Chad Kline
Former NCAA compliance director and Arkansas Tech head coach to lead Eagles

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) President Karen Bowyer has announced the appointment of Chad Kline as the men’s head basketball coach and athletic director for the College.

“DSCC is fortunate to attract such an experienced head coach who also believes in providing community service with his teams,” states Dr. Bowyer. “He has worked as an Assistant NCAA Compliance Director, which will help DSCC avoid compliance issues. I always enjoy employing a community college graduate who has excelled in his career.”

Kline comes to DSCC from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville (Arkansas) where he served as head coach of the men’s basketball team since 2014. 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 186-99.

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.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity to be the men’s basketball coach and athletic director at DSCC,” stated Kline. “I want to thank Dr. Bowyer and the search committee for giving me this chance. My family and I look forward to meeting the good people in Tennessee. Go Eagles!”

Kline and his wife Courtney, along with their three children, Owen (8), Troy (7) and Kennedy (3), reside in Dyersburg.


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Chad Kline was recently appointed men’s head basketball coach and athletic director at DSCC.