Tyler Koch returns to the Edison State baseball program as the head coach for the 2020 season. Koch began his coaching career at Edison State in 2017 as an assistant coach, third-base coach, and infielders’ coach for the Chargers before being promoted to his current role.
As a three-year varsity starter and double’s record-holder at Vandalia-Butler, Koch hopes to pass his love and knowledge of the game onto the student-athletes at Edison State. After high school, Koch attended Vincennes University on a scholarship from 2003-2005 where he played centerfielder, shortstop, second baseman, and pitcher for the Hall of Famer and the All-Time leading wins at the Junior College Level Jerry Blemker, before transferring to Urbana University.
Koch’s coaching career started in 2007 and he helped Vandalia-Butler secure the 2008 JV State Acme Baseball Championship. He then advanced to coaching Vandalia-Butler’s Varsity Acme Baseball team from 2010-2012, helping the team to make back-to-back state championship appearances in 2011 and 2012.
In addition to coaching Vandalia-Butler’s Acme teams, Koch also coached for one season at the JV level. And from 2014-2016, he was the school’s varsity assistant coach/hitting and infield coach.
Outside of baseball, Koch also served as the Quarterback coach for Chaminade-Julienne from 2010-2014. He was also the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback coach at Vandalia-Butler from 2015-2017 before becoming an assistant coach at Edison State.
Koch is married to his wife Brittany (Campbell), who is the director of operations for ADG Investments in Cincinnati. Together, they have a daughter named Penelope.