Kylie Dyer ’14

Longwood athletics is expanding its efforts to reach out to alumni, and the person in charge of the new initiative has one of the best qualifications of all—she’s an alum, and an athletics alum, herself.

“It will be my mission to engage and unite all the different components of Longwood athletics’ past, present and future,” said former Longwood women’s soccer player Kylie Dyer ’14, who has rejoined Lancer athletics as the assistant director for athletics engagement. “This includes honoring all the people who have served our department and helped make it what it is today, informing our constituents about what is currently happening on campus and ultimately building a long-lasting foundation of supporters that will launch Longwood athletics into future success.”

In her new role, Dyer will serve as a point of contact for Longwood alumni, enhancing connections with the Longwood community through outreach and coordination of off-campus alumni events. Among her first initiatives is an on-campus celebration of the 25-year anniversary of the Longwood women’s soccer program, which played its inaugural season in 1994 and is coming off its first appearance in the Big South Championship game in 2017.

Dyer graduated summa cum laude from Longwood with a degree in political science while playing all four years on the women’s soccer team. She joined the Longwood admissions staff in 2015 and in three years worked her way up to lead admissions counselor.

Dyer and her family have longstanding connections to both Longwood and the Farmville community. Her father, Todd Dyer ’93, and mother, Cassie Mullinex Dyer ’92, were Longwood student-athletes. Her father played on the men’s soccer team, while her mother was a member of the women’s basketball team. Todd Dyer founded the Longwood women’s soccer program and has been its head coach in the 25 years since. 

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