Matt Tyner has coordinated camps for U.S. Baseball Academy as a site director and lead instructor for more than a decade and is now our Lead College Coach Advisor. Tyner will anchor the College Coaches Advisory Board and stand as a resource for any potential college coach that wants to host a US Baseball Academy camp. He will share his knowledge of the US Baseball Academy system with potential site director’s and provide input on program development.
Tyner tour with US Baseball started first as the Site Director for Butler University (at the time the largest D1 camp), before moving on and running our program as the head coach of Bellarmine University (at the time the largest D2 camp), a place where he led the school to its first GLVC championship in more than 20 years in just his second season.
Last year, Tyner became the head coach for Division I Towson University where he continues to run a USBA camp, in addition to his new work behind the scenes. He came to Towson after spending the previous four seasons as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Richmond. In his tenure as the team’s hitting coach, the Spiders ranked at or near the top of the Atlantic 10 in several offensive categories.
A highly successful collegiate player in his own right, Tyner was a four-year starter for the University of Miami, where he helped lead the Hurricanes to three College World Series. A power hitting outfielder, Tyner was named the 1980 Baskin Robbins Player of the Year and tied the Miami home run record.
Tyner was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent three years in the Orioles system, leading the entire organization in home runs in 1981 with 33, while hitting .301. His professional career came to a halt in 1983 after multiple surgeries for bone chips in his right elbow.
A native of Decatur, Illinois, Tyner completed his bachelor’s degree in business communications at Concordia University’s Indianapolis campus.