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Kevin Tyrrell
Kevin Tyrrell
Title: Assistant Baseball Coach

Kevin Tyrrell begins his third season as an assistant coach with the Maroons in 2020-21.

He previously spent seven seasons as the Head Baseball Coach at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill.  In each of his last four seasons (2015-18) at DuPage, the Chaparrals received votes in the NJCAA Division III Top 10, reaching as high as fourth during DuPage’s 40-win season in 2016.

During his tenure as the Head Coach at College of DuPage, the Chaparrals posted an overall record of 188-174 while boasting seven players who garnered NJCAA All-American recognition.  In 2016, All-American Catcher Javier Martinez received NJCAA Elite Hitter Recognition when he led the nation in RBI with 74.  While at DuPage, Coach Tyrrell's hitters enjoyed consistent success; hitting .302 in 2012 and exploding into 2013 with a .348 team average and continuing the tradition each year after that hitting .334 in 2014, .325 in 2015, .336 in 2016, .309 in 2017 and .319 in 2018. 

Prior to DuPage, Tyrrell managed the Upper Deck Cougars Travel Baseball team who in his first year as the head coach reached the 2008-15u USSSA National Championship Game to Puerto Rico.  A year later, the Cougars won the 2009-16u USSSA National Championship and followed that up with an eighth place national finish a year later.  That team saw seven of its players drafted in the spring of 2011 and four have since played in Major League Baseball.

Tyrrell played high school baseball at Montini High School where he was an All-State infielder as a senior.  After Montini, he played for legendary coach Irish O'Reilly at Lewis University from 2003-07 and was captain of the 2005, 2006 and 2007 teams.  He graduated from Lewis with a double major in business administration and management information systems in 2007.