|Alma Mater:||Nebraska ('12)|
Tyson joined Maryland in the summer of 2017 as the squad's pitching coach after helping lead Cal State Fullerton to two straight NCAA Regional appearances and two Big West Conference Championships. Fullerton's pitchers thrived under Tyson, pitching 46 complete games with 24 shutouts while posting a team ERA under 2.70 the past two seasons.
Fullerton's Kelsey Kessler was named a 2017 first team All-Big West and second team NFCA All-Region selection, holding a league-best 1.02 ERA in 75.1 innings while leading the conference in wins.
Titans Sydney Golden and Desiree Ybarra benefited mightily from Tyson joining the coaching staff in 2016, as they were named Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year and Big West Pitcher of the Year.
Golden was only the second Fullerton player to receive the honor in program history as she finished the year with a 17-5 record while posting the second-lowest ERA in the conference at 1.79. Fifth-year senior Ybarra posted a 1.80 ERA over 35 games and logged 151.1 innings of work while striking out 133 batters and walking just 55 to finish the year with a 15-6 record.
Before her time at Fullerton, Tyson served as an assistant coach at Bethune Cookman for the 2014 season. Tyson helped guide the Wildcats to 19 victories during the season and the pitching staff posted a 3.94 ERA under her tutelage. She also produced the 2015 Mid-Eastern Conference Pitcher of the Year who posted 19 wins and a 3.61 ERA in 256.0 innings.
Prior to her time there, Tyson was an assistant coach at Doane College in Crete, Neb. and helped lead the Tigers to a 25-22 overall record and a 13-5 mark in league play.
A 2012 graduate of the University of Nebraska, Tyson played three years of softball with the Cornhuskers and pitched in her first two seasons at Nebraska. Tyson made an appearance in the 2009 NCAA Regional for the Cornhuskers. She made 47 starts in 2010 and served as a team captain during the 2011 season when she played in the outfield.
What They're Saying
“Tori excelled as a division I athlete and will continue to succeed in her coaching career by sharing her knowledge and passion for the game. Tori is a product of a softball family that knows how to compete. I believe she will bring out the best in every athlete she has the opportunity to inspire.” – Kelly Inouye-Perez, Head Coach UCLA
“Tori is an amazing asset for any program. She played at a high level, and has now shown consistently that she knows how to push her players and get the most out of them as a coach. Her pitching staff is always prepared, confident and composed. Tori has proven she knows how to scout, call a game and control the tempo throughout. I know there are big things to come for her, and I'm excited to see her in Maryland's dugout.” – Taria Flowers, Head Coach Cal State Northridge