Cleveland Community College has named Tyler Dawson Head Coach of the Yeti baseball team. A native of Amherst, VA, Dawson was an assistant coach for the Yetis, and recently has been serving as the interim head coach.
“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” said Dawson. “We had a great first season. I’m looking forward to recruiting and continuing to build a strong Yeti program.”
Dawson is a graduate of Bridgewater College where he was a member of the football and baseball teams. He previously worked as director of operations at Big League Camp in Marion, coached at Blacksburg High School (VA), served as assistant coach of the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plains League, and as an assistant at Virginia Tech to both the softball and strength and conditioning programs.
In addition to his duties with the Yeti baseball program, Dawson manages the College’s fitness center, serving as strength and conditioning coach for all athletes at CCC. Dawson holds a degree in exercise science from Bridgewater and is pursuing a Master of Sports Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
“Coach Dawson brings a ton of energy to our program,” said Chris Nanney, athletic director. “Whether on the practice field or the weight room, he’s a guy that can go all day. He wants to build up our program and see it grow.”
During his service as interim head coach, Dawson has managed the team while making plans for next season. These duties include recruiting and scheduling for next year. His first duty as head coach will be to represent the College at the Region 10 pre-conference coaches meeting to vote on the All-Region Team.