Kyle Archer enters his fourth season at Wesleyan as the passing game coordinator, quarterback coach and recruiting coordinator in 2018. Last year, the Cardinals ranked second in the NESCAC in total passing yards and passing touchdowns. The Cardinals also finished the year ranked first out of 242 Division III programs in completion percentage while averaging over 300 passing yards per game. It was the highest average by a Wesleyan team since the 2002 campaign.
Prior to his arrival at Wesleyan, Archer spent three seasons as the wide receivers coach and the co-special teams coordinator at the University of Maine. While there, he helped guide the Black Bears to their first CAA Championship in 2013. Nationally-ranked, the team received a bid to play in the FCS national playoffs. He was responsible for mentoring a receiving corps the year they ranked second in passing offense in the CAA, and first in passing efficiency in the highly regarded FCS conference. In his three seasons at UMaine, he coached two all-conference performers in Damarr Aultman and John Ebeling.
Archer worked for five seasons at Brown University before his stint at UMaine, where he coached the wide receivers and defensive backs. He also served as the recruiting coordinator during his tenure at Brown, and helped lead the 2008 squad to an Ivy League Championship, while developing six All-Ivy League selections at wide receiver and defensive back.
Archer began his coaching career as a student assistant at the University of Connecticut, where he earned an undergraduate degree with a concentration in coaching and administration in 2007, while working with current UConn head coach Randy Edsall and his staff.
Archer is a Massachusetts native and has formed strong ties to football in New England through his experience recruiting and coaching in the area. He is responsible for recruiting Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region for the Cardinals. He resides in Manchester, Conn. with his wife, Lindsay, son, Bodie, and daughter, Finley.