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Coaching Staff

Tyler Mott
Head Coach

Tyler Mott begins his 12th season as head baseball coach at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Last year, the Battling Bishops finished with an overall record of 19-20.
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 second season as an assistant coach of the Ohio Wesleyan University baseball team.  He coaches the Battling Bishop defense and serves 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.

Dave Koblentz
Assistant Coach

Dave Koblentz is in his third stint as an assistant coach of the Ohio Wesleyan baseball team.  He serves 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.

Michael Blatchford
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Michael Blatchford is in his second season as a member of the Ohio Wesleyan baseball coaching staff.

He served as the hitting coach for the Southern Ohio Copperheads in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League in 2019, helping the Copperheads finish the season with the second-ranked offense in the GLSCL.

During his Battling Bishop career, he was a 3-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection.  In 2018, he led the league in batting and doubles and ranked second in on-base percentage and fifth in slugging percentage on the way to second-team all-region honors.  He majored in economics and minored in Spanish, and received Top 50 and Top 10 Awards for his academic success and impact upon his family, team, the University, and the Delaware community.

Blatchford continued his playing career with the Gary South Shore RailCats in the American Association of Professional Baseball in 2019.

He is OnBaseU and TPI Certified.  Blatchford is a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio.