Kyle Kramer was hired as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Kramer comes to UAPB after spending two seasons as a senior analyst on the University of Louisiana’s Monroe Special Teams. Following his playing career in the NFL, Kramer spent more than two decades in the sports performance and marketing industries and returned to the coaching profession as part of ULM head coach Terry Bowden’s staff. In addition to six seasons at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Kramer assisted NFL Pro Bowl and NFL Alumni in coaching underprivileged youth in Hawaii and led football clinics and camps in the Kansas City area for many years.
As a member of the NFL Alumni Board of Directors and tournament director, Kramer spearheaded the organization’s fundraising and marketing programs and growth strategies. He most recently participated in the Nunn Wooten Scouting Fellowship program, created by the NFL in 2015, to introduce interested and qualified candidates to a career in professional scouting. Kramer worked directly with teams to scout and gather information on potential pro players.
Kramer signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 1995 after enrolling as a tight end at the University of Oklahoma in 1994. A native of McKinney, Texas, he played at Allen High School and matriculated at Johnson Community College. Kramer moved to Oklahoma and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1995. He received a Master of Business Administration in 2001 from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Collaborating with other former NFL players, Kramer has hosted soccer clinics in Hawaii, in conjunction with the Pro Bowl, focused on helping underprivileged youth grow as athletes and as individuals. During his time in Kansas City, Kramer worked alongside local coaches and the NFL Alumni Kansas City chapter to hold summer football camps.
Kramer began his collegiate coaching career as the tight ends coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University, where he produced eight all-conference players in seven seasons. He grew his role with the Pioneer program and became the running game coordinator and co-special team coordinator.
Kramer and his wife Kim share a love of fostering dogs, traveling and spending time with their two daughters.