The Barberton Board of Education, Barberton City Schools and Magics Athletics Department are proud to announce that Kyle McBride is the new Boys’ Basketball Coach. McBride is a 2006 graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. He continued his football career at Waynesburg University in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He played for two seasons before transferring back home to nearby Walsh University where he earned his bachelor’s’ degrees in secondary education and history.
Coach McBride started his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Uniontown Lake High School while attending college at Walsh University. He would eventually work his way up from being a youth accelerated coach to a middle school and freshman coach at Lake. In 2014, Kyle was hired by Canton Central Catholic High School to teach World History and coach football, basketball, and track. During his time there, the football team made it to the OHSAA State Finals in back to back seasons, the basketball team won a District Title, and he took a thrower to the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships. He was the Junior Varsity Coach and Varsity Assistant for Matt Creamer at CCC. Central Athletic Director Bob Vero said, “Kyle was in charge of scouting and game planning for Coach Creamer which says a lot of about Coach McBride and Matt’s confidence in his ability.”
Superintendent Jeff Ramnytz had this to say about Kyle, “As we went through this process, Coach McBride’s knowledge and passion about the game of basketball and what he brings to the classroom rose to the top. Both Kyle McBride and Ken Rector are the type of individuals that the Barberton City School District wants in front of our students, leading them, teaching them and preparing them for the next level and a successful life.”
In 2017, Kyle was named the head basketball coach at East Canton High School where in his second season the team won 19 games, were District Champions, and lost to Division IV and Associated Press number one rated Mansfield St. Joseph’s in the Regional Semi-Finals. “We feel very fortunate to have Coach McBride joining our Basketball Family and feel that he will not only build a strong High School and Middle School Program, but will also work with our youth program to create a strong feeder system. He has demonstrated his ability to do this at Lake, Canton Central Catholic and East Canton and has worked with some outstanding mentors along the way in Coach Tom McBride and Coach Matt Creamer.”
Kyle and his wife Jaclyn McBride have a thirteen month old daughter Emmi. The McBride family could not be more excited to be part of the storied Barberton Magic Basketball Program.