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J.D. Kyzer
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Brevard, Fla.
Alma Mater: USC-Spartanburg
Graduating Year: 1985
Phone: 423-425-5302
Email: JD-Kyzer@utc.edu
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Coaching Credentials
• 2003 SoCon Coach of the Year
• 1998-1999 Head Coach USISL's Charlotte Speed
• 1989-1999 Queens College Head Coach and Assistant Coach
• 1988-89 Belmont Abbey College Assistant Soccer Coach
• 1988-90 Charlotte Country Day School Soccer Coach

Overall Record: 139-160-22/18 years

UTC Record: 80-130-19/13 years

The 2013 season marks head coach J.D. Kyzer's 14th at the helm of the UTC soccer program.

In his tenure at Chattanooga, the Lady Mocs marked their first advancement into the Southern Conference Tournament and posted three consecutive double-digit win seasons.

Under his guidance, the Chattanooga program has produced 14 All-Conference performers, two all-tournament players, two all-freshman team members, 11 athletes of the week, two student-athletes of the week and a national player of the week.

In 2011, junior junior Becca Smith led the Southern Conference in scoring for the second time in three seasons and earned an all-conference nod from the league coaches along with teammate Donna-Kay Henry whose outstanding career came to a close. Henry became the first UTC soccer player to earn all-conference honors all-four seasons.

The Mocs jumped out to a 5-1-1 start, one of the best in school history, second to its 2009 start that saw UTC go 5-0, the best in school history, with four consecutive shutouts to start the season. Henry and Smith led the Southern Conference in scoring and goals throughout the season. Henry was named all-conference for her efforts while Smith earned a spot on the all-freshman team.

In 2004, UTC posted a school-record 12 wins. That season is a benchmark for the Mocs. Besides wins, UTC set new standards with 50 goals, 52 assists, 152 points, a 0.86 goals-against average while allowing an all-time low 15 goals in 18 games. Chattanooga shutout seven opponents and only allowed five teams to score two or more goals.

One of those shutouts was a 2-0 victory over Alabama, UTC's first-ever win over an SEC opponent. Diana Jallo, a junior striker, scored both goals and for her effort, was named a National Player of the Week by Soccer America.

Jallo led the league in goals, shots and scoring for the second straight season and earned her second All-Conference honor.

Kyzer was chosen to be Chattanooga's second head soccer coach in March 1999. The team responded with school records for overall wins and Southern Conference wins and set numerous individual standards in 2000.

While the team's 2001 record dipped, the Mocs set a new mark against the league in wins. A small, but talented squad battled several SEC schools and lost seven games by just one or two goals.

In 2002, Kyzer led his team to its first double-digit win season with 10 victories. The squad set school records in wins, goals, points, shots, corner kicks, shutouts, fewest goals allowed and the lowest goals-against average. Three individuals set or tied four more school marks.

Fueled by record-setting seasons, the Mocs continued to rewrite the books in 2003 under Kyzer's guidance. For the first time since the league limited its postseason tournament to the top eight teams, the Mocs earned a spot in the event and captured a first-round win over East Tennessee State before falling to Furman in the quarterfinals.

For his efforts, Kyzer was voted the 2003 Southern Conference Coach of the Year by his peers. He directed the team to a 10-6-3 overall record and a 6-2-3 SoCon record, the best in school history. Three of his players were named All-Conference by the league coaches and two were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Before arriving at Chattanooga, Kyzer spent five years as head coach of Division II Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., and was the program's top assistant for six years before that.

In his five years at the Charlotte institution, Kyzer compiled a 59-30-3 record while winning four Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference regular-season championships. In his time with the Charlotte school, the Royals lost just six times to CVAC opponents.

Overall, Kyzer's teams produced 22 all-conference players, six all-region selections and one All-American. In 1998, the Royals had the nation's most productive scorer in Renee Vinnedge who tallied an NCAA-record 41 goals in 16 games.

Kyzer's teams have been aggressive on the offensive end producing the conference's leading scorer in all five seasons that he was head coach at Queens and three times since taking over at UTC. In 10 seasons of coaching, Kyzer has had a player nationally ranked in scoring 10 times.

While keeping the pressure on offensively, Kyzer's teams have also shown stellar defensive capabilities. In 1996, Queens College had a school-record 11 shutouts. In 1995 and 1997 the Royals posted nine shutouts. At Chattanooga the Mocs have posted 48 shutouts in 11 years.

In 1999, Kyzer was also the head coach of the Charlotte Speed in a women's pro league of the United Soccer League.

Prior to taking the job at Queens, he was a member of the soccer staff at Belmont Abbey and was an assistant for current Duke Head Coach Robbie Church.

A native of Columbia, S.C., Kyzer earned his bachelor's degree in Education in 1985 from the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg. A member of the soccer team at USCS, he helped the squad to a 21-1-1 record his senior season. That team advanced to the national NAIA Tournament.

Joseph Dantzler Kyzer and his wife, Claire, have three children, Brianna, Tristan and Kiera.

The Personal Side


Educational Background

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education (USC-Spartanburg, 1985)


Athletic Background

  • Airport High School, Columbia, S.C. football, soccer, cross country
  • USC-Spartanburg soccer (Now USC Upstate)


Family

  • Wife: Claire
  • Children: Brianna, Tristan, Kiera


Place of Birth

  • Brevard, Fla.


Date of Birth

  • June 20, 1959
Kyzer's Career Coaching Record

YEAR

SCHOOL

RECORD

2012 

 

3-13-1 

2011

Chattanooga

6-10-2

2010

Chattanooga

4-13-2 

2009

Chattanooga

7-8-1

2008

Chattanooga

5-14-1 

2007

Chattanooga

2-12-2

2006

Chattanooga

3-8-3

2005

Chattanooga

8-11-0

2004

Chattanooga

12-5-1

2003

Chattanooga

10-6-3

2002

Chattanooga

10-8-1

2001

Chattanooga

4-13-1

2000

Chattanooga

6-9-1

1999

Queens College

9-7-1

1998

Queens College

9-6-1

1997

Queens College

11-8-0

1996

Queens College

14-6-1

1995

Queens College

16-3-0

Record at UTC 13 Years

80-130-19

Overall Record 18 Years

139-160-22

updated July 31, 2013

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