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Coaching Staff

Tyler Mott
Head Coach

Tyler Mott is in his 11th season as head baseball coach at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Last year, the Battling Bishops finished with an overall record of 14-26.

In 2016, Ohio Wesleyan finished second in the NCAC West Division, received an NCAA Division III tournament bid, and finished with a record of 27-16.

The 2015 Bishops shared the NCAC West title, placed third in the NCAC tournament, and finished with a record of 28-13.

In 2012, the Battling Bishops finished third in the NCAC tournament on the way to a 23-18 overall record, Ohio Wesleyan's 27th consecutive winning season.

The 2011 Bishops compiled a record of 11-5 in NCAC play, advanced to the championship game of the NCAC tournament, and had an overall record of 25-16.  Mott shared NCAC Coach of the Year honors.

In 2009, the Bishops shared the NCAC West Division crown and finished with a 24-16 overall record.

Mott had a spectacular season in his head coaching debut, guiding the Bishops to a 29-19 record, the team’s second straight NCAC championship, and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. His colleagues recognized his accomplishments by voting him NCAC Coach of the Year.

A 2004 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, Mott served as pitching coach at Marietta College for 3 seasons before returning to his alma mater. He helped the Pioneers win the 2006 NCAA Division III championship and make a return appearance in the Division III World Series in 2007.

“It’s a dream come true,” Mott said. “Ohio Wesleyan has been a special place for me since my freshman year in college. I had a chance to coach at Marietta and learn a lot, and the timing worked out well. I couldn’t ask for a better situation. Coach Ingles started a great tradition, and I’m honored to be able to carry it on.”

During his Battling Bishop playing career, Mott earned first-team All-America honors after batting .408 and compiling a 12-1 record in 2003. He was a 4-time all-region selection and earned All-NCAC honors at pitcher, first base, third base and designated hitter. He continued his education while at Marietta, earning a master of arts in liberal learning in 2006.

Mott is a native of Grove City, Ohio, and attended Grove City High School.  He and his wife, Megan, have a daughter, Mollie, and a son, Mason.

Jon Koepf
Assistant Coach

Jon Koepf begins his first season as an assistant coach of the Ohio Wesleyan University baseball team.  He will coach the Battling Bishop defense and serve as the team's recruiting coordinator.

Koepf came to Ohio Wesleyan after one season at Indiana-South Bend, where he served as recruiting coordinator and hitting coach.  He was named interim head coach in midseason and went on to guide the Titans to their first-ever Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament appearance.

Prior to IU-SB, Koepf was a graduate assistant at the University of Rio Grande for 2 seasons, working with the hitters and helping the RedStorm win a pair of conference titles and make NAIA national tournament appearances both years.  He also served as the hitting coach and the third-base coach for the Lorain County Ironmen of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League in 2016.

Koepf is a graduate of Notre Dame (Ohio) College.  He was an infielder for head coach Len Barker from 2010-13, leading the Falcons in hitting in 2013, posting a .977 fielding percentage his junior season, and serving as a team captain.  He completed his degree in middle childhood education in 2014 and continued his education with a master's degree in coaching leadership from Rio Grande in 2016.

Koepf is a native of Elyria, Ohio.

Devin Van Winkle
Assistant Coach

Devin Van Winkle is in his first season as an assistant baseball coach at Ohio Wesleyan University.

He is making his collegiate coaching debut this season.

Van Winkle is a 2017 Ohio Wesleyan graduate.  During his Battling Bishop playing career, he was a 4-year starter at first base and designated hitter, earning All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors twice and all-region recognition once.  He finished his career with 22 home runs, tying for 11th place on the all-time Ohio Wesleyan list.  Van Winkle majored in sports and exercise management.

He is a native of Plain City, Ohio.

Chris Holly
Assistant Coach

Chris Holly is in his second season as a member of the Ohio Wesleyan baseball coaching staff.  He serves as the Battling Bishops' pitching coach.

Holly served as head coach at nearby Big Walnut High School for 5 years and is the Eagles' winningest baseball coach.  He also served as head coach at Cardington-Lincoln High School for one season.  During his 6 seasons as a head coach, Holly has won 2 district titles, a regional title and made one state semifinal appearance.  Holly also was pitching coach at Columbus St. Francis DeSales High School for 3 years.

He is a 2002 graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he compiled an 8-2 record during his one season with the Cougars.  Holly began his collegiate career at Ohio Dominican University, where he was a 2-time all-league selection, compiled a 24-2 record, and pitched in the national championship series.

Holly, a 1998 graduate of nearby Big Walnut High School, is a native of Sunbury.

Dave Koblentz
Assistant Coach

Dave Koblentz returns to Ohio Wesleyan for his third stint as an assistant coach of the Ohio Wesleyan baseball team.  He will serve as the Battling Bishops' pitching coach.

Koblentz has managed the Delaware Cows of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.  Earlier, he served as associate head coach at Duke University for 5 years, and was a minor league pitching coach and scouting supervisor for the Cleveland Indians.

He is a 1964 graduate of The Ohio State University.  Koblentz pitched for 2 seasons for the Buckeyes and went on to pitch in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ and New York Mets’ farm systems.

Koblentz is a native of Columbus.