Kyle Segler has been a member of football staffs that have guided Sam Houston to a 51-20 record, three conference titles and four consecutive NCAA playoff appearances since 2010. Only two other FCS squads (North Dakota State and New Hampshire) have equaled SHSU’s feat of four consecutive playoff berths.
A former Bearkat student-athlete, Segler joined the SHSU coaching staff in July 2010 to work in offensive quality control and with the offensive line. He has worked the past two years as tight ends coach and, this season will serve as tackles and tight ends coach.
During his tenure, Sam Houston has won Southland Conference football championships in 2011, 2012 and 2014, made consecutive appearances in the FCS national championship game in Frisco in 2011 and 2012, and reached the semi-finals of the national playoffs three times.
Segler was worked with five Bearkat players who have earned All-Southland Conference. His first two seasons with the offensive line, the Kats produced three All-Americans (Travis Watson, Chris Crockett and Kaleb Hopson) who led the way for an offense that broke 35 school records. In 2012, Sam Houston became only the third team in NCAA FCS history to score 600 points in one season.
As tight ends coach, Segler has tutored two All-Southland performers – T. J. Jones in 2012 and Shane Young in 2013. Besides blocking for a nationally-ranked offense, Bearkat tight ends have caught 39 passes for 516 yards and nine touchdowns the past three seasons.
Prior to his return to Huntsville, in 2009 Segler served as the offensive line coach at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas. Segler helped start up the football program that had been shut down since 1945.
Segler played collegiately at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas from 2004 to 2008. He was an offensive lineman for the Bearkats and was a part of the 2004 Bearkat football team that won the Southland Conference Championship and reached the NCAA semifinals.
He holds two degrees from Sam Houston with his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in history and his Master’s degree in Sports Management.
Segler is a graduate of A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas where he was inducted in the A&M Consolidated Hall of Fame and was a stand-out offensive lineman for Jim Slaughter’s Tiger football team.
His wife, Ashley, played softball for Sam Houston State University.
Coach Segler will be our guest host on #txhsfbchat June 17, 2015. He will lead us in a discussion of “OL/TE play in the Uptempo Spread Offense”. You can follow Coach Segler on Twitter @Coach_Segler.