Kyle Metzler joined the Dartmouth staff in the spring of 2012 as the tight ends and offensive tackles coach. Three of his tight ends caught at least one touchdown pass in his first season, including three by Justin Foley, while the trio combined for a total of 30 receptions. In 2013, he completed the transformation of Cole Marcoux from quarterback to tight end as he the senior Big Green tight ends with 15 catches while earning All-Ivy honorable mention.
Metzler then took a group with one varsity catch between them and molded them into an effective weapon with three tight ends combining to haul in 22 passes in 2014. Last year he lost his top two receivers to injury, yet incorporated another new tight end into the mix who tied for the team lead with four touchdown catches.
The recruiting coordinator as well since 2014, Metzler spent the previous three years coaching the tight ends and fullbacks at his alma mater, Yale University, in his second stint with the Bulldogs. He helped Yale post a record of 12-8 overall and 9-5 in the Ivy League, twice finishing in a tie for second place, and in 2010, he coached All-Ivy second team tight end Chris Blohm. He also served as the Bulldogs’ recruiting coordinator, specifically covering the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Iowa and Montana.
A four-year starter and letterman at offensive guard for the Bulldogs, Metzler helped his squad to an Ivy League title in 1999, then went on to earn All-Ivy honorable mention as a junior and second-team honors as a senior. After graduating in 2002 with a degree in history, he joined the Yale coaching staff in April of 2003 as the tight ends coach and video coordinator.
Between his coaching stints at Yale, Metzler spent four years as the offensive coordinator at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. In addition to his duties as the offensive coordinator, he was also the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for the Mariners.
Recruiting Area: North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, South Carolina, Delaware