Wednesday, August 13th
PROVIDENCE, R.I. --- Kyle Cieplicki comes from a family synonymous with coaching.
Therefore, it's no surprise that, with his playing career at UVM over, Cieplicki has decided to move from the court to the bench.
Where he's landed may surprise some, but it really shouldn't. Cieplicki today joining the staff of former UVM associate head coach Jesse Agel at Brown University. He will serve as the Bears' volunteer assistant coach.
After a standout career at Rice High School, Cieplicki was recruited by Agel to attend UVM where he eventually became the first three year captain in program history.
Channel Three Sports Director Mike McCune talked with Kyle by phone Tuesday night. Cieplicki was already in Providence, Rhode Island getting settled in. He said he'll get more chances to do hands on coaching at Brown then he would have at other D-1 schools. He joins not only Agel, but his former UVM teammate T.J. Sorrentine on the Bears staff.
"I have known coach since I was a little kid and he recruited me to UVM." said Cieplicki. "I met T.J. down there and had a couple good years with him, so really I didn't have to hear much. I think having the role that I will have on the staff is really it's gonna be the place where I'll be given the most responsibility basketball wise. It's a great place to start and something I couldn't pass up."
--- Mike McCune
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