Kale Pick enters his third year as the head football coach. Pick previously served as the FSCC quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.
As a Dodge City High School student, Pick was ranked the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the U.S. by Rivals for his running and passing abilities. He played both quarterback and wide receiver at the University of Kansas from 2008 to 2012 and started in 28 games. In 2011, he was No. 2 player in catches and receiving yards for the team. He received the Ironman Award in the 2011 off-season, which recognized him as the most dedicated player, as voted by his coaches and teammates. During his senior season in 2012, Pick led the Jayhawks in catches and receiving yards with 63 receptions for 752 yards and two touchdowns. He was also awarded the Gale Sayers Award in 2012 by the coaching staff, which recognizes the most competitive player of the season.
In 2013, Pick served as an offensive graduate assistant coach at the University of Kansas, where he worked with Ron Powlus and the quarterbacks, and Rob Ianello and the wide receivers. In 2014 and 2015, Pick served as an offensive graduate assistant coach at Texas A&M University, working with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital. He also coached the wide receivers during the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl, where he served as interim assistant coach.
Before Coach Pick became Offensive Coordinator in 2016, the Hounds finished last in total offense and offensive scoring in the previous four seasons (2012-2015). Pick was hired as Offensive Coordinator in Spring 2016, when the Hounds finished first in KJCCC in total offense. FSCC offense also lead the conference in points per game, yards per game, first downs per game, 3rd Down conversion percentage, and Redzone scoring percentage. Nathan Rourke, FSCC Quarterback, was voted 1st Team All Conference, KJCCC MVP Runner up, and 2nd Team All-American Team.
In November 2016, Pick was hired as the new FSCC Head Football Coach.
In Pick’s first season as Head Coach, FSCC Greyhounds defeated two Jayhawk Conference opponents for the first time since 2008. FSCC defeated a Top 20 ranked opponent on the road for the first time since 2008 season. FSCC Greyhounds finished the season 4-6, after a winning record (4-3) in the final two months. In 2017, FSCC Offense finished first in the KJCCC Conference in total passing yards and total passing touchdowns, passing yards per game and passing touchdowns per game. Twenty-Seven Greyhound players signed with four-year universities, while sixteen of those players were Division I signees. Dalton Sneed was voted All-Conference team, second consecutive Quarterback at FSCC voted KJCCC All-Conference.
In 2018, FSCC Greyhounds defeated the Independence Pirates 33-0. The game was nationally televised on Netflix Show “Last Chance U” and was FSCC biggest margin of victory over a conference opponent since 2012. Offensively FSCC finished first in the KJCCC Conference in total passing yards, passing yards per game, and total passing touchdowns for the third consecutive season, since Pick took over as offensive play-caller at FSCC. Gunnar See, Quarterback, lead the conference in total scoring, total yards, scoring per game, and yards per game. John Jiles finished first in total receiving yards, receiving yards per game, yards per catch, and second in total receiving touchdowns in the KJCCC conference.
Since 2016-2018, Kale Pick coached seven different Division I quarterbacks in his three years at FSCC. Nathan Rourke signed at Ohio University and Eli Odom with Texas Southern in 2016. Dalton Sneed signed with the University of Montana in 2017. After Pick’s third season in 2018, three more FSCC Quarterbacks signed at the Division I level. Gunnar See at Indiana State University, Justin Agner at Florida Atlantic University, and Jared Lewis with Delaware State University. All previous FSCC Quarterbacks played just one season for the Greyhounds before starting at their four year school.
Pick graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in communications.