In his first stint at TSU, he served as special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach from 1997 to 1999. During the short tenure, the Tigers led the OVC in passing all three seasons. In 1998, the TSU offense was third in the nation in scoring with 39.1 points per game and fourth in total offense with 468 yards per game.
During the final two years of his previous stint at TSU, the Tigers compiled a record of 20-3, winning back to back Ohio Valley Conference Championships in 1998 and 1999, where they finished the regular season as the number one team in the NCAA Division 1-AA with a perfect 11-0 regular season record.
Kaiss spent five seasons, 2001 to 2006, at Hampton University where he guided the Pirates offense to top 25 rankings in scoring all five seasons. In 2004, Hampton finished second in the nation scoring 43.6 points per game. Operating a well balanced offensive scheme, Kaiss also helped the Pirates produce two 1,000-yard rushers for the first time in school history in 2004 and then again in 2005.
Kaiss’ kickoff return units led the nation with a better than 30-yard average, with All-American Jerome Mathis who set a I-AA record with five returns for touchdowns. Hampton also finished third in the country in punt return average in 2004 after finishing atop that category in 2002.
His coaching career began at Brooklyn High School in Brooklyn Park, MD in 1984, before moving in 1998 to Andover High School in Linthicum, MD. In 1990, Kaiss became head coach at Southwestern High School in Baltimore. Prior to his arrival, Southwestern was winless in three years. In his first season, Kaiss led his team to a 5-4 record, followed by a 7-3 performance a year later.
In 1992, Kaiss served as the offensive coordinator, quarterback coach and receivers coach at Morgan State University. In 1993 he served as the running backs coach, recruiting coordinator and special teams coordinator at Southern University. While at Southern, Kaiss and the Jaguars became the Black College National Champions, Heritage Bowl Champions and SWAC Champions in 1993 and 1995.
A Baltimore, Maryland native, Kaiss received his S.P.C. in trades and industry education from Maryland and a master’s degree in health and physical education from LaSalle University in Mandeville, LA.