Linfield Wildcats

Coach Biography

Kyle Kimball

Kyle Kimball

1st Year Head Coach

Phone: 503-883-2526

A results-oriented coach with 17 years experience at the club, high school, collegiate and international levels, Kyle Kimball assumes leadership of the Linfield swimming program from Gary Guterriez, who stepped down after 15 seasons.
Kimball most recently led the BearCat Swim Club in Salem and taught physical education in the David Douglas School District. He spent nine years in charge of the McMinnville Swim Club and also spent time leading the Visalia (Calif.) Swim Team and the Salem Aquatic Club. He gained exposure to NCAA Division III and the Northwest Conference while serving short assistantships at Linfield and Willamette University.
Kimball inherits a program that competes in a modern facility and on an attractive campus, but that had seen a dropoff in results in recent seasons.
Kimball will also teach courses with the Health and Human Performance department.
Kimball was a four-year swimming letterman at the University of Washington where he was twice honored as the men’s most valuable swimmer in 1992 and and 1993. He qualified for the Pacific-10 Conference all-academic team each of his four seasons in Seattle.
Kyle and his wife, Caitlin, are expecting their first child in August.