HEAD COACH KYLE GERDEMAN
Gerdeman becomes the program’s 20th head coach in program history and will lead the Lions into their first season as members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in the 2019-20 season.
Gerdeman comes 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.