A Rootstown, Ohio native, Tyler Rost enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Winston Salem State University baseball program.
Rost spent the 2017 season as the volunteer assistant coach for North Carolina Central University. He worked with hitters and served as the team’s first baseball coach, as well as handling the outfielders. His outfield group produced two Freshman All-Americans and three ALL MEAC selections.
During the 2016 season Rost served as an assistant for Wake Tech Community College where he worked primarily with hitters and outfielders. Before joining Wake Tech, Rost spent two summers as the head coach of the Genesee Rapids in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
From 2014-2015 Rost worked as the graduate assistant baseball coach at Greenville University in southwest Illinois. He served as the team’s hitting coach and also worked with the catchers. With Rost’s assistance, Greenville captured the 2015 SLIAC Championship and advanced to the school’s first ever NCAA national tournament. Rost recruited and coached SLIAC Player of the Year, catcher Travis Ralls.
Rost played two seasons of professional baseball as an outfielder for the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League. The Cowboys were league champions in 2012 and Rost finished the 2013 season with a .337 batting average and .500 on base percentage. During the offseason, He served as an assistant coach for the Cedarville University baseball team for the '12 and '13 seasons. Working primarily with hitters and outfielders, Rost also coached third base and assisted with the team’s strength and conditioning.
Rost was a four-year starter in at Cedarville University from 2008 through 2011. He saw most of his action in the outfield, but also spent time on the mound for the Yellow jackets. Rost was an NCCAA All-American and an American Mideast Conference first team selection. Upon graduation he held all-time records for games played (213), at bats (626), hits (209), runs scored (138), and walks (125), as well as the single season record for walks (48).