June 15, 2011

Matt Tyner Hired As Head Coach At Bellarmine University

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Matt Tyner, who has served two stints as an assistant baseball coach at Butler, has been named head baseball coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.

Tyner, who coach at Butler from 1993-97 and again from 2009-11, worked with Butler's hitters and team defense while assisting in recruiting. In between his two coaching stops at Butler, Tyner spent 10 years coaching some of Indiana's top amateur baseball clubs. Most notably, he was an assistant coach for the Indiana Bulls travel baseball team.

Tyner played collegiately at the University of Miami, helping the Hurricanes to the College World Series three times. He was drafted in the ninth round of the 1980 MLB Draft and played three seasons in the Baltimore Orioles minor league system.

The veteran baseball coach goes to Bellarmine, an NCAA Division II school, which has been .500 or better in each of the last four seasons. The Knights went 36-22 in 2008, advancing to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Tyner is replacing Deron Spink, who went 211-194 at Bellarmine over seven seasons.

The Butler baseball team finished 23-28-1 in 2011, including a 13-9-1 mark at Bulldog Park. It marked Farley's 20th season at the helm of the Bulldogs.