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.”