HEAD COACH KYLE GERDEMAN
Kyle Gerdeman enters his second year at the helm of the Lindenwood men's basketball program in the 2020-21 season.
In his first year as head coach of the team in 2019-20, Gerdeman guided the Lions to a 12-16 record, including a 6-14 mark within the GLVC. Under Gerdeman, the Lions played some of their best basketball at home, finishing 9-6 within the friendly confines of Hyland Arena during the season. Lindenwood was known for its high-powered offense, as the team was ranked second in the GLVC in points per game as a unit, putting up 81.2 points per game. The team also was one of the better squads at limiting turnovers, as the team finished fourth in the conference with a +2.54 turnover margin. The Lions closed out the season with wins in three of their final four games, all of which came at home. TJ Crockett set career-highs in nearly every offensive category en route to a spot on the second-team All-Conference team for Lindenwood.
Gerdeman became the program’s 20th head coach in program history and led the Lions into their first season as members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in the 2019-20 season.
Gerdeman came to Lindenwood after spending seven seasons at Central Michigan, playing an integral part in the Chippewas success on and off the court. The Chippewas reached the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals in 2018-19, finishing the season with a 23-12 record. Over the last five years, the team never had a losing season, including three seasons with at least 20 wins. Over his seven seasons at Central Michigan, the Chippewas posted a 121-108 record (.528).
Off the court, Gerdeman oversaw the program’s academic success, which took major strides under his direction. During his tenure at Central Michigan, 19 Chippewas earned Academic All-MAC honors and from 2014-16 the program placed more student-athletes on the academic honor roll than any other institution in the conference.
Prior to his arrival at Central Michigan, Gerdeman spent three years as an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State, which was preceded by three years as the head coach at Moberly Area Community College (Mo.).
Gerdeman, a native of Wright City, Mo. totaled a combined nine seasons serving as an assistant coach at Mineral (Mo.) Area College, at Moberly, and at East Central College (Mo.).
Gerdeman holds an undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's degree in education from Central Methodist University.