Kyle Decker joined the Crimson as a volunteer assistant coach in September 2018. Decker, a former infielder at Oberlin College (OH) and Trinity College (CT), also played professionally in Australia and Belgium.
In his first season with the Crimson, Decker helped guide the Crimson to it's first Ivy League Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005. Decker worked with seven players who earned Ivy League Honors in 2019, including the Jake Suddelson, who earned the league's player of the year award. Decker was a part of a staff that coached the Crimson to 27 victories, the most since 2005.
Decker comes to Harvard following a season as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts under the guidance of head coach Matt Reynolds. He previously served as an assistant coach for the Plymouth Pilgrims in the New England Collegiate League (2017) and as the head coach of the Torrington Titans in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (2015).
At Oberlin, Decker helped the Yeomen to a North Coast Athletic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division III Regional tournament. He received postseason recognition on both the All-Conference and All-Regional Tournament teams. Decker was also a member of Trinity's New England Small College Athletic Conference championship squad in 2012.
Before beginning his college coaching career, Decker played baseball professionally for the Louvain-la-Neuve Phoenix Baseball Club in Belgium (2016) and the Baulkham Hills Baseball Club in Australia (2016-2017).
Decker graduated from Oberlin in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in politics.