Kesler posted a 332-203 record in his career with Apollo including three Central Lakes Conference championships in 1994-95, 1999-00 and 2010-11.  He was a three-time CLC coach of the year.

The Estherville, Iowa native played college basketball at St. Cloud State and was the team's record holder for three point and free throw shooting at the time of his graduation.

Kesler is the all-time leader in coaching victories for Apollo, where he has coached since 1994.