YOUTH COORDINATOR/10U MANAGER
Ty joined the coaching staff in the summer of 2017 after being released by the Miami Marlins organization. He assumed the duties of 10u Manager and in August 2018 became Youth Coordinator.
Ty graduated at Long Beach State with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies (2016); with a focus on interpersonal, non-verbal, business and leadership communication. He redshirted his first year at Long Beach State allowing him to stay eligible for five consecutive years, profoundly absorbing the philosophies under Troy Buckley (Head Coach of Dirtbags), Mike Steele (Pitching Coach for Wichita State) and Ken Ravizza (Sports Psychologist). Ty admits that his part of his worldview and baseball rhetoric is a mixture of the vernacular used by his mentors.
After graduating from Long Beach Wilson High School, Ty started his extensive college baseball career in the Fall of (2011). Beginning as a recruited walk-on, Ty had to earn his opportunities through continual small successes. After his first eligible year (RS- Freshman) he posted a 2.33 ERA and a 3-0 record all out of the bullpen and earning an All-Big West Honorable mention. Continually developing under the Dirtbags program, Ty eventually earned a full scholarship in 2014. At the end of his NCAA career, he acquired the 5th lowest ERA (1.98) in Big West Conference history and also tied 10th for most appearances in Big West Conference history with 93.
Additionally, Ty participated in over 150 collegiate summer league games. His spent first summer league season in the West Coast League playing for the Victoria HarbourCats (Vancouver Island, Canada). Ty threw 70.1 innings as a starter and reliever and showcasing a 5:1 strikeout to walk ratio with 56 strikeouts and 10 walks; earning a North Division WCL All-Star selection.
His next two collegiate summers were spent participating in the renown Northwoods League (2014,2015). Performing for the malty, hoppy, barley city of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Ty chucked 73.1 innings and posted a combined 2.94 ERA for both years. In his second year, he earned an NWL mid-season All-Star selection representing the south division (2015).
Ty had a brief professional career stretching for just one season in Single A. Ty landed in Batavia, New York wearing the red and black colors of the Muckdogs (Marlins 2016). Ty struggled against hitters posting a 6.85 ERA but lead the team with 22 appearances; thus reflecting his strong connection with his minor league coaches and his ability to become a leader amongst peers. His humble understanding and an outlook of no regrets allowed him to hang up his cleats after being notified of his release in 2017.
Ty wishes to use his experiences as tools to help prepare his players for their journey as a student-athlete on and off the field.