Kyle Mars was named the first head men's volleyball coach in program history at Baldwin Wallace University on September 23, 2019 and enters his first season in 2021.
- Mars' goal is to create a foundation to become a nationally competitive program; and to help develop high functioning, skillful, and disciplined student-athletes in Division III men’s volleyball.
- The overall mission for the student-athletes is to help them realize their potential as people, and apply the habits and values they develop as a member of our program in their lives after college.
- Started the men’s volleyball program at Hiram College, with inaugural season in 2018
- Coached AMCC Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-Conference Selection in 2018.
- Won 13 matches over two seasons.
- Served as the Head Women’s Coach at Hiram College in 2018
- Led team to 23-5 record, and first appearance in NCAC conference final since 2012.
- 3 All-NCAC selections
- Graduate Assistant Coach for Elmira College men’s volleyball (’15,’16 seasons)
- Helped the program to consecutive 20-win seasons and AVCA Top 15 Rankings.
- Mentored five All-United Volleyball Conference selections, including the 2016 Libero of the Year, and two American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American selections.
- USA Volleyball High Performance Championships (2017-2019) - selected as Head Coach for the Ohio Valley Region Boys’ HP Program.
- 2017 Boys Youth Team – 6th place finish
- 2018 Boys Youth Team – Bronze Medal winner
- 2019 Boys Select Team – Bronze Medal winner
- Co-Founder and Club Director – Everest Boys Volleyball Club (2018-Present)
As a Player
- USA Volleyball Youth National A2 Training Program (’07)
- Member of USA Volleyball Junior National Training Team (’08) in Colorado Springs
- Four-time letter winner in Men’s Volleyball at Penn State University
- A part of four consecutive EIVA Conference Champions (2010-2013), four-time NCAA Semifinalists and an NCAA Championship runner-up finish in 2010.
- Grew up in Rochester, N.Y. and was a standout player at Gates Chili High School and Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club
- Earned a degree in telecommunications from Penn State University in 2013 and a Master's degree in management from Elmira in 2016.
- Resides with wife Kerrie in Copley, OH