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Mansfield Timberview’s Kit Kyle Martin announces retirement

Kit Kyle-Martin, one of the all-time greatest high school basketball coaches, has retired, Mansfield ISD announced on X Wednesday.

Martin spent the past 12 years at Timberview as the head girls basketball coach and athletic coordinator – and has spent 33 years in education.

She finishes with 783 wins in 28 years with Timberview, Flower Mound Marcus and Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill.

“As I step away from 12 years at Timberview High School, I remember all the fabulous people. It’s been my honor to serve,” she said on X.

Martin began her coaching career at the University of Arkansas as an assistant coach to Gary Blair. After two years with the Razorbacks, she was a grad assistant under Blair at Stephen F. Austin.

Her first high school gig in Texas came as the head coach at Marcus, where she spent 14 years while compiling a 341-137 overall record (71.3 winning percentage). From there she moved down south to Barbers Hill for two years where she had a 69-14 record.

She took Barbers Hill to the 2012 Class 4A state tournament where they lost to Mansfield Summit in the state semifinals, 40-37.

After the 2012 season, Martin came back to the DFW metroplex and put together one of the best stints while at Timberview. In 12 seasons, the Lady Wolves posted a 373-70 record (84.2 winning percentage).

This season, Timberview went 40-2 and finished in the state championship game – losing to Frisco Liberty in the 5A final.

Overall, Martin’s teams have won 19 district titles, made 11 regional tournaments, five state tournaments (Timberview 4) and three state title games (all with Timberview).

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