Kyle Oaks joined the staff as an assistant coach in September, 2010, after serving as an assistant coach for two seasons at his alma mater, the College of Wooster. For his three years as the Raider assistant coach he was involved in all aspects of the program, including meet practice and meet management as well as recruiting, alumni relations and budget preparation. He was promoted to the head swimming and diving coach in July of 2013.
The 2013-14 campaign saw overall personal improvement with many swimmers and divers registering bests under the first-year head coach. Out of a total of 93 swims at the conference meet, 53 of those times were lifetime best marks for the young Raider squad.
From 2004-08, Oaks was one of the top sprint freestylers for the Fighting Scots as well as a contributor in the 100 backstroke and on relays, regularly producing points at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. In fact, he scored the maximum 12 times as an individual during his career with his most significant contributions being a pair of all-conference showings as part of the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays in 2007. Oaks also served as a tri-captain during his senior campaign.
A Franklin, Indiana, native, Oaks earned a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in philosophy from Wooster in 2008. He has completed two certifications in corrective exercise and performance enhancement with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, he owns his master's in Human Movement through Andrew Taylor Still University, and he is presently pursuing a certification in Sports Management and a second masters through Wright State University.
A newlywed, Oaks and his wife, Adrienne, reside in Vandalia, Ohio.