The 2023 Colorado High School Football season’s first game begins on August 24, while the first formal practice starts on August 7. The Overland Trailblazers, who want to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2019, were among the teams who engaged in offseason training to prepare for the next season. Kyle Reese, the current head coach at Overland, wasn’t on the squad that year, but he was Cherry Creek High School’s wide receivers coach, leading the Bruins to a state title.
He made the decision to accept the task of leading Overland in 2020 after the season. Reese knew he had a hard road ahead of him to restore the Overland football team, which had hired its third head coach in three seasons.
The Trailblazers had back-to-back 1-6 seasons in his first season, but they recovered to have 5-5 seasons in the past two years, just missing the playoffs each time. Reese uses coaching to satisfy his competitive appetite, and he is convinced that his squad will finally punch their ticket to the postseason. “Many coaches claim that all they do is for the students. No, it’s still benefiting us in some way. We can still compete. And that doesn’t just go away as you age and your body loses its ability, says Kyle Reese. In addition to coaching, Reese also mentors young people as one of the program administrators at Athletics & Beyond, a center for youth education and an athletic training facility. This fits with Reese’s life purpose, which is to assist his football team not only win games on the field but also develop into leaders in their neighborhood. “When they return and express gratitude, everything is fulfilled. I’m happy to do it, so. I’ve had jobs that were just transactional and left me feeling quite empty when I got home. Since this is relational, I really think that this is the purpose of my existence, Reese remarked. against August 24, Overland takes against Grandview High School in the season opener.