Tayler Sheriff enters his second year as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Golden Eagles.
In his first year with the Golden Eagles, Sheriff saw several pitchers make individual jumps as well as several staff-wide improvements. The team ERA dropped by .26 runs, strikeouts increased, b/avg. decreased by .18, and several more statistical improvements. First year senior starting pitcher, Dillon Sievert pitched his way to a professional contract in the Independent Frontier League following stellar senior campaign. Sheriff's recruiting efforts netting a class of 14 new Golden Eagles for the 2019-2020 team. Of the fourteen, four different states are covered, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio.
Sheriff comes from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he spent one year as a volunteer assistant for the Crimson Hawks. Sheriff got his coaching career starting at his scholasatic alma mater, United, after a shoulder injury ended his playing career at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
He then jumped into the collegiate summer league ranks and has served as head coach in the AAABA (All-American Amateur Baseball Association) in Johnstown, PA with Paul Carpenters Capital Advisors. During his time as head coach in Johnstown, he saw his team reach two consecutive AAABA National Tournament Championship games (2016, 2017), which was the first time in 73 years that a Johnstown franchise has accomplished this feat.
Sheriff also made a one year stop at Penn State - New Kensington where he served as the top assistant.
Sheriff graduated from IUP with a bachelors in Sports Administration, a minor in Business along with a certificate in coaching.