2018 Baseball
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2018 Baseball Coaches
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John Tyler
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Point University

Tyler is entering his first season as head coach in 2017, and has been a member of Point University's baseball coaching staff for eight seasons after graduating from Point University in Dec. 2010, with a Bachelor's degree in business.

He played two seasons of junior college baseball in Washington State before transferring to Point University, where he played his final two seasons.

In his first season of joining the coaching staff, Tyler helped guide the Skyhawks to their first NCCAA II National Championship in school history, and in 2016, he helped guide Point into its first-ever NAIA post-season tournament.

 

 
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Steven Brown
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.)

Steven Brown enters his first year on the Skyhawk's coaching staff after working the past two seasons for the LaGrange College Panthers.  Brown will serve as the pitching coach and also works with the team's strength training and recruiting.  Brown, a Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University graduate, has eight years of experience as a collegiate coach.

In 2016, LaGrange College improved to 30-13, its best season in 11 years, and pitcher Eric Morell sign a professional contract after the season.  Ryan Broaderick was first team all-conference, leading his conference in ERA.  LaGrange College received the NCAA Breakout Team of the Year award and its pitching staff ranked ninth in the nation.

In 2015, the Panthers had junior Eric Morell finish tied for third in the USA South with three complete games and did not allow a home run during the season.  Morell threw the Panthers' first nine-inning no-hitter in a 2-0 conference win at William Peace.

Under Brown, the Panthers' pitching staff was third in the USA South Conference in 2014 with a 3.76 ERA.  Senior Gage Mooney led the conference with a 1.09 ERA, while freshman Daniel Garrett placed third with a 1.71 ERA.

Before working for LaGrange College, Brown worked as the pitching coach for NCAA Division I member Eastern Kentucky.  Brown helped guide a very young Eastern Kentucky team and pitching staff to the championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.  The Colonels finished the season 34-16.

Prior to Eastern Kentucky, Brown was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Jackson State (Tenn.) Community College.  During his tenure at Jackson State, Brown's pitching staff lowered its earned run average, walks, hits and WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched).  All of the sophomores on Brown's staff signed with four-year schools, including three with Division I schools.  Freshman pitcher Wesley Parsons signed with the Atlanta Braves after just one season pitching for Brown.

In 2012, Brown was as an assistant for the Brewster White Caps in the Cape Cod League.  Michael Lorenzen was a first round pick by the Cincinnati Reds; Austin Voth; fifth round pick of the Washington Nationals, finished third in the league in strike outs, and Tom Windle; second round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers, placed fifth in earned run average while playing for Brown.

In 2011, he worked as an assistant for the Brainerd Lakes Lunkers in the Northwoods League.   Brainerd posted the lowest earned run average and opponent batting average in the league under Brown’s guidance.   Six of the players earned a spot in the all-star game and one signed a pro contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Brown is a native of Huntington Beach, Calif.  He began his collegiate career at Orange Coast (Calif) College, where he had the team's lowest earned run average as a freshman and was a team captain as a sophomore.

He finished his collegiate career at Trevecca Nazarene. Brown earned Transouth All-Conference honors twice at Trevecca Nazarene. He set single season school records for saves twice and was the school's career leader in saves upon graduation. After graduation, he was signed as a free agent by the Rockford River Hawks professional baseball club in the Frontier League.

 
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Matt Thomas
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Lipscomb University

Matt Thomas enters his first season with the Point University baseball program in 2018.  Thomas will oversee the hitting, baserunning, and infield play for the Skyhawks and brings 11 years of collegiate coaching experience with eight at the Division I level and three at the NAIA and Division II level.

 

Thomas spent the past five years coaching at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.  During his tenure at Belmont, Thomas saw the offense reach the top 10 in numerous categories including home runs, walks, stolen bases, and doubles.  Also during his tenure, eight Bruins were selected in the MLB draft and 14 players would go on to play professional baseball.

 

Prior to his tenure at Belmont, Thomas spent three seasons at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn.  There, his teams batted over .300 each season while was the hitting coach.  While at TNU he saw numerous All-Conference selections within the Trans South Conference, and also helped to bring in four players who would go on to receive All-American honors and one Player of the Year, including two Trojans sign professional contracts.

 

Prior to his stint at TNU, Thomas began his coaching career at Lipscomb University in the Atlantic Sun Conference.  There, he helped see the Bisons to their first ASC tournament, first conference Championship, first regional appearance, and the first men’s NCAA post-season victory.  Thomas saw six Bison ink professional contracts during his tenure.

 

Thomas began his playing career as a shortstop at St. Catherine Community College in St. Catherine, Ky.  After his stint at SCC, he transferred to Lipscomb University where he would go on to earn a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2006, and his M.Ed. in Instructional leadership in 2008.  Originally from Louisville, Ky., Thomas now resides in West Point, Ga.

 

 
 
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