SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel University has elevated current assistant baseball coach Tyler Henry to the role of interim head coach, EU director of athletics Dr. Dennis McDonald confirmed Tuesday.
Henry assumes the reins of the EU baseball program after spending the last three seasons as assistant coach under head coach Russell Brand. Henry rejoined his alma mater in 2019, after guiding Marshfield (Mo.) High School to a 20-9 record as the head coach. He inherited a 3-21 team at MHS, then helped the Blue Jays to a 10-15 record in 2017, before topping the 20-win plateau the following spring.
Prior to his arrival at Marshfield, Henry started his head coaching career at Buffalo (Mo.) High School, where he turned around a program that had won just four games the previous season. He started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Willard High School where he was the catching and hitting instructor for the Tigers. During his tenure, Willard won three-straight district titles and made back-to-back state semifinal appearances in 2012 and 2013.
An all-conference catcher for Evangel in 2008, Henry led the club in home runs and RBIs. He carried a .320 average his senior season and hit over .300 for his career while also earning NAIA Academic All-America honors in 2007 and 2008. A native of Denver, Henry played his first two collegiate seasons at Seward Community College, garnering all-conference honors following each of those campaigns.
A national search for Evangel's permanent head coach will commence at the end of the 2021-22 season.
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