Kyle Temple
Kyle Temple
Title: Head Men's Wrestling Coach
Organization: Umpqua Community College
City: Roseburg
State: Oregon
ZIP Code: 97470
Phone: 541-440-7735
Email: kyle.temple@umpqua.edu

Kyle grew up in Sweet Home, OR where he competed in High School for Steve Thorpe and the Sweet Home Huskies from 2000 through 2003. He was a part of 2 state runner-up teams finishing individually as high as 4th in the OSAA Class 3A state championships.

 

After graduating high school Kyle attended Southern Oregon University where he competed for the Raiders from 2003 through 2008. Kyle spent his redshirt season wrestling at 149 pounds before moving up to and starting for the Raiders at 157 and 165 pounds. Kyle Temple was a national qualifier his Senior season. During his time with the Raiders Kyle also competed in the FILA Jr. National freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments where he was a match out of earning All-American honors. Kyle started for the Raiders at 157 pounds Kyle Temple earned a Bachelor's in History from SOU in 2008.

 

After graduating from SOU Kyle returned to his hometown of Sweet Home where he began his Masters in Teaching through Western Oregon University from 2009-2011. While working on his Master’s degree Kyle began his coaching career in Sweet Home. His initial duties included Middle School assistant coach and High School assistant coach. In 2009 the Huskies were state champions lead by current Cal-Poly 141 pounder Colton Schilling and Current 4 time NAIA All-American for Southern Oregon Tyler Cowger. In 2010 the Huskies finished runner-up in the OSAA Class 4A State Championships.

 

In the spring of 2010 Kyle graduated with his Master’s in Teaching from WOU and began his work as a head coach acquiring the head position at Sprague High School in Salem, OR. The Olympians finished a school high 2nd place in the 2011 OSAA Class 6A state championships under Temple lead by Junior Brandon Griffin and Senior Robert Barton who both won state titles for the Olympians. In total Temple had 5 state placers in his inaugural season as a head coach of the Olympians.

 

After a series of layoffs in the Salem-Keizer School district Kyle moved to Stayton High School about 20 miles east of Salem and took over the reins of the Stayton Eagles wrestling program. While at Stayton Temple coached 5 state placers and lead the team to a school high 7th place at the OSAA Class 4A State Championships. This marked the first time in school history that the Eagles broke into the top 10 at the state tournament.

 

In 2015 Temple moved to Cottage Grove where he would take over the Lions program and teach High School Social Studies at the school. Kyle coached 6 state placers at Cottage Grove including 2016 182 pound state runner-up Andrew Bordeaux and Women’s state Champion Katie Dennis

 

While working at both Stayton and Cottage Grove Temple began to get involved with the Oregon Wrestling Association. He held positions on the Cadet, Junior, and Women’s council while also taking the reigns as the lead coach and organizer for Western Junior Dual trip to Pocatello, ID. This trip grew under Temple from 15 to 17 kids to its current yearly average of 52 kids from all across Oregon. In 2016 Kyle was recognized by his peers and was voted as the Western Region Junior Person of the year by representatives from the 11 Western states. In 2016 Kyle took over as the Oregon Wrestling Association Junior Level Director where he has worked to lower the cost and increase participation for high school aged wrestlers across the state at regional and national level tournaments. During the Greco-Roman National Championships in 2016, Oregon finished 3rd in the nation with 2 national champions.