BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns announced on Wednesday that they have named St. Ignatius head football coach Chuck Kyle as youth football advisor. The position is a newly-created one designed to “further incorporate the renowned coach’s experience and expertise into the team’s long-standing dedication to youth and high school football in Ohio.”
Kyle will remain in his role as head coach at St. Ignatius as well as remaining on the faculty.
Kyle, recently recognized as a member of the National Federation of State High School Association Hall of Fame Class of 2016, has been coaching the Wildcats’ football team since 1983 and has a record of 321-83-1 including 11 state championships, most recently in 2011.
Kyle also served as the head coach of the USA team that claimed the International Federation of American Football’s 2009 Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio.
“I am excited to be involved in youth football development with the Cleveland Browns,” Kyle said in the release. “I have always believed that the athletic field is a wonderful classroom. Here is a wonderful opportunity to serve the greater Cleveland community.”
Kyle was in attendance earlier this month when the Browns announced they were installing turf fields at five Cleveland Metropolitan School District facilities and has coached at Browns youth and high school football clinics as well as leading multiple Moms Clinics at the team’s practice facility.
“We are fortunate to add a Hall of Fame-caliber coach and individual in Chuck Kyle, who is one of Ohio’s most respected coaches due to his fervent commitment to his players, coaches and improving the game, as much as his success on the field,” team owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in the release. “Coach Kyle’s expertise, connections and reputation across the country will offer the Browns special insight and opportunities as we strive to advance youth and high school football and enhance player safety throughout the game.”