Monday, October 24, 2016

Kyle Macy Joins Coaching Staff at Transylvania University

Transylvania University has added former University of Kentucky player Kyle Macy to the men's basketball coaching staff.

Macy was previously a head coach at Morehead State University. In 9 seasons, he had an overall record of 106-144.

Here is a release from Transy:

Lexington, Ky. – Kentucky basketball legend Kyle Macy has joined the Transylvania University men's basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach, Transylvania head coach Brian Lane announced on Monday.

Macy joins Lane's four-man coaching staff as the Pioneers prepare for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

"I am thrilled that Kyle is joining my staff," said Lane. "His level of basketball expertise, especially in the areas of player development and scouting will certainly help our guys continue to get better every day. This position will work perfectly with Kyle's broadcasting schedule which he will be able to continue."

"I have been a longtime fan of Transylvania basketball," said Macy. "I am ecstatic that Coach Lane is allowing me the opportunity to join the program and coach the game I love, while also giving me the freedom to continue my broadcasting career."

Macy is most recognizable to those in Lexington as a standout guard for the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team from 1977 through 1980. As the starting point guard, Macy won a national championship with the Joe B. Hall-coached team in 1978.

Macy completed a decorated college career by winning the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year award in 1980 and was named a consensus first-team All-American. Macy was a three-time All-American and three-time All-SEC guard as a Wildcat.

Macy was drafted by the National Basketball Association's Phoenix Suns with the 22nd overall pick in the 1979 draft, and went on to play five years with Phoenix. After a one-year stop with the Chicago Bulls where he teamed up in the starting backcourt with Michael Jordan, Macy played with the Indiana Pacers before completing a professional career overseas in Italy's Serie A League.

After his storied playing career, Macy served as head coach of the Morehead State University men's basketball team from 1997 through 2006. Macy's best season with the Eagles was a first-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference in the 2002-2003 season.

Macy's hire by Transylvania also marks a reunion between he and Lane; Transy's Brian Lane was Macy's assistant at Morehead State prior to being named head coach at his alma mater in 2001.

Following his nine-year tenure with Morehead State, Macy relocated with his family back to Lexington and began a successful broadcasting career as a color analyst for NCAA Basketball with ESPN, the SEC Network and Westwood One Sports.

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