Kyle James

Cross County School District is excited to announce Coach Kyle James as the new head basketball coach for the Junior High and Senior High Lady Thunderbirds. Coach James is a 2016 graduate of Cross County High School and received his Bachelor’s of Social Science in Education from Arkansas State University in 2020.

For the past two years Coach James has taught Civics and World History and been the assistant coach for junior and senior high boys at Rivercrest High School. 

Coach James is looking forward to being back at Cross County to make a difference. 

“Having the opportunity to be a Thunderbird again and help create positive change within the district and community is a blessing to me,” said Coach James. “The ability to be closer to home and transform this program into a winning program is something I take great pride in.”

Coach James believes work off the court will bring successes on the court. 

“Helping these girls build good work ethic habits will translate to wins on the basketball court, but also help mold these girls into good citizens to be successful in anything they want to accomplish after high school,” said Coach James. “The vision I have for this basketball program is to build a culture of hard work and professionalism.”

Coach James and his fiance Terra have one son, Grayson.

Thunderbird Nation, please congratulate Coach James on this new opportunity for him and our Lady T-birds! #proudTBirds #thunderbirds