Chicago native Kyra Vidas joins the Atlanta Dream as Director of Basketball Operations after graduating from Lake Forest College in May 2018 with a degree in Business and Communication with a minor in Classical Studies. Vidas is one of the youngest Directors of Operations in the WNBA.
While studying at Lake Forest, Vidas worked with the Chicago Sky for four seasons in a variety of roles. After working as an intern during the 2015 season, Vidas was an equipment manager in 2016 and served as a Director of Operations assistant in 2017 and 2018. Vidas also worked in the athletic department at Lake Forest for four years.
Outside of her work during college, Vidas played on Lake Forest’s varsity handball team and won national titles in her freshman and sophomore years. She also earned All-American honors as a member of the handball team and she continues to play handball at the local and national level. Additionally, Vidas spent four years playing on the women’s club rugby team and led many student organizations on campus while staying active in the community.
Although she didn’t play basketball in college, basketball runs in Vidas’ family. Vidas still holds records at Taft High School, where she played on the varsity basketball team for four years. Her father, Kirk, played for Panathinaikos of the EuroLeague and was a member of the Greek national team for many years.
In her free time, Vidas volunteers as the national governor of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, a philanthropic organization founded in Atlanta.
Vidas’ parents, Kirk and Emily, and brothers, Nicholas and George, still live in Chicago. She is the youngest of the three children.