Bob Kyle steps in as head coach for Peabody-Burns boys’ team

These seniors and letter-winners will provide a sizeable foundation for the Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team this season. Pictured are: front row (from left), Jacobo Penalver, Jess Philpott, Bryant Young, Bradley Sullivan, Caleb VanCuren; (back row) Rocco Weerts, Chance Elliott, Tyler Entz, Andrew Hauck, Jack Parks. <p>
These seniors and letter-winners will provide a sizeable foundation for the Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team this season. Pictured are: front row (from left), Jacobo Penalver, Jess Philpott, Bryant Young, Bradley Sullivan, Caleb VanCuren; (back row) Rocco Weerts, Chance Elliott, Tyler Entz, Andrew Hauck, Jack Parks. <p>
The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team will be led by first-year coach Bob Kyle.

Kyle is no stranger to the team; he served as the Warriors’ assistant coach for three seasons.

The Warriors lost five athletes to graduation and will field a roster of 20 this year.

Three starters return from last year’s 2-18 campaign: senior guards Chance Elliott (5-11) and Bryant Young (5-6) and junior post Tyler Entz (5-10).

Five sophomores are additional returning letter-winners: guards Rocco Weerts (5-9), Jess Philpott (5-7) and Andrew Hauck (5-8), post Caleb VanCuren (6-1) and guard/post Jack Parks (6-0).

Kyle said his team is young and looking to improve.

“(We are) hoping our speed will help us get up and down the court,” he said.

The Warriors will kick off the 2017 season Friday at Herington.