By Matt Browning
Bobby Kyle, who is the head boys basketball coach of Peabody-Burns, was chosen as the Salina Regional Hospital Coach of the Month for March. The Warriors are one of the top teams in the Salina area this season.
Last year, Peabody-Burns won just five games, so the turnaround this year has been dramatic.
“Going into this season, I felt like we had a good chance of having success,” Kyle said. “We had high expectations for our team. We are looking to improve every year and the kids are showing that they want to improve and meet those high expectations themselves.”
Kyle said the Warriors have been locked in since the first day of practice, listening and believing in what the coaching staff has said.
“The key to the success of my team is kids buying in on what we are teaching them and trying to do everything they can to improve every day at practice,” Kyle said.
Kyle, who has been the head coach of Peabody-Burns for four years, has preached defense to the Warriors and letting offense come from that.
“I firmly believe you have success if you play good defense and rebound and take care of the ball,” Kyle said. “Your offense comes from your defense.”