Retiring Greenville varsity boys tennis coach Dennis Kiser holds gift from 2022 Green Wave tennis team. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville Coach Kiser retires

Coach Dennis Kiser announces retirement from 40 years of coaching

GREENVILLE – Veteran Greenville varsity boys tennis coach, Dennis Kiser is retiring after 32 year of coach tennis.

Coach Kiser has a total of 40 years in the coaching ranks while coaching four different sports including football for 32 years, basketball 11 years and three years of baseball including the Bradford Railroaders head varsity baseball coach in the mid-80s.

“I started coaching when I was 19,” Coach Kiser noted. “Four different sports and 78 seasons. I’m just tired. I knew it was coming sometime. It is never a great time but I just felt this was it. I’m at peace with it.

”Whatever I want,” Coach Kiser said with a chuckle when asked what he plans to do with his time in retirement. “I’ll still be teaching.”

“I told Aaron (Greenville Athletic Director Aaron Shaffer) that’s my job but when coaching starts feeling like a job then that’s not for me. It just kind of did there in the middle of the season. Not that I didn’t love it, I’m just so tired – it’s time.”

Coach Kiser leaves the Greenville boys tennis program in excellent shape looking to the future having won many conference championships.

“We graduate eight people but we have 10 coming back, a couple of nice freshmen entering next year from the eighth grade – they’ll be fine,” said Kiser.

Coach Kiser could not name a special highlight in his coaching career except to say, “It’s just one big great blur – it really is.”

Greenville first singles and four year letter winner Jack Marchal receives 2022 Most Valuable Player award from Coach Dennis Kiser. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville tennis coach Dennis Kiser addresses athletes, family and fans at the 2022 Spring Sports Awards. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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