Assistant Coach Tyler McCormick is in his second season as the assistant coach of the Terrier baseball team, under head coach Howard Jenter. McCormick leads the Hiram pitching staff, as well as tending to all day-to-day duties involving training, practices and recruiting.
In his first season as a member of the Hiram coaching staff, McCormick helped the program to its second-largest turnaround in program history. After finishing with a seven-win season the year prior to McCormick's arrival, the first-year assistant helped coach the Terriers to 16 victories.
Under his direction, freshman hurler Hank Clegg was named the NCAC Newcomer of the Year. The first-year arm posted conference-best numbers in both opponent batting average (.194) and hits (35). In addition, he ranked second in the NCAC in earned-run average (2.54) and earned runs (14).
Throughout Clegg's first year under McCormick, he twice earned NCAC Pitcher of the Week. He finished the year with a 4-1 mark in nine starts, throwing 49.2 innings while averaging 7.07 strikeouts per nine.
It was not just Clegg that saw success in McCormick's first year, as four different pitchers finished at or above .500 on the year.
In the year prior to McCormick's arrival, only one pitcher tallied a sub-4 ERA. In just his first year with the Hiram arms, that number grew to seven, including a team-best 2.30 by reliever Logan Huffman.
Before coming to Hiram, McCormick was the pitching coach for the Stow-Munroe Falls High School varsity team. During that time, he helped lead the team to the district championships and an appearance in the regional final. He also produced three all-league pitchers and one all-district pitcher.
In addition to the high school level, McCormick coached elite level travel baseball with the Ohio Longhorns organization for the past three summers.
He is currently enrolled in Hiram's Master of Art program in interdisciplinary studies.