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.