Kyle Bono - Owner - Pitching - Hitting - Fielding Coach
Kyle was a two-time all-state performer in high school at Lake Mary playing for Coach Allen Tuttle. He attended UCF on a baseball scholarship where under the coaching of Craig Cozart and Jay Bergman, he became one of the nation’s dominant closers his freshman year with a UCF single season record 0.83 ERA in 28 appearances. As a sophomore Kyle earned two All-American honors with an 8-2 record and 1.93 ERA. Kyle ended his college career as UCF’s all-time career ERA leader with a 1.66 ERA and the single season shutout record holder with 5. All of his UCF records still stand today. After being drafted in June of 2004 by the Boston Red Sox, Kyle decided to play for the Chatham A’s in the premier collegiate summer league, the Cape Cod League with his, twin brother and catcher, Ryan, before signing. He earned all-star honors with 8 saves and an ERA of 0.00 at mid-season.
Kyle signed with the Red Sox on July 20, 2004 for a record signing bonus and began his professional career at Lowell, MA. In 2005 Kyle pitched for Wilmington in the Carolina League. As the trading deadline approached the Red Sox traded Kyle to the Diamondbacks for major leaguer outfielder, Jose Cruz, Jr. Kyle finished the 2005 season at Lancaster in the California League. He retired from baseball in 2006 to pursue other interests. Kyle and with his twin brother Ryan, own their own landscaping company Landscapes of Florida. In the fall of 2013 he joined his older brother Mickey on the Orlando Indians.
Kyle has conducted benefit camps as a way to give back to his former high school and one of his coaches who died unexpectedly at age thirty-eight. A true student of the game Kyle shares what he has learned from his college and professional pitching coaches. He has developed a comprehensive training program that can be adapted to any age player. Kyle has a 7-year old son named Landon who he coaches.