Youngstown State head men's and women's track and field coach Brian Gorby has named former Kent State assistant, Tyler Mettille, the Penguins' jumps coach. Mettille will work with the Penguins' long jumpers, high jumpers and triple jumpers and oversee the multi-event athletes.
Mettille spent the previous two years at Kent State where he served as the jumps coach for the Golden Flashes. At the 2018 Outdoor NCAA Championships, he coached Craig Stevens, Jr., to a 19th-place finish in the triple jump. A the indoor NCAA meet, Stevens Jr. earned second-team All-America accolades in the triple jump placing 14th. At the 2017 Outdoor NCAA meet, Stevens Jr. ganered first-team All-America honors placing seventh in the triple jump.
Mettille spent the 2016 season as an assistant at his alma mater, Mount Union, where eight of his athletes (three indoor, five outdoor) reached the Division III NCAA Championships. For his efforts, he garnered Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2016 indoor season. While at Mount Union, Mettille was tasked with creating and implementing a running and lifting program for the Purple Raiders' track and field athletes.
Prior to coaching at Mount Union, Mettille spent time as a volunteer coach with the Youngstown Striders and Canfield Track and Field working with athletes ages six to 18.
Mettille had an illustrious career as a student-athlete at Mount Union, winning four individual NCAA Championships and one a team championship in 2014. In 2013, Mettille was the outdoor 400-meter hurdles national champion with a time of 51.24 seconds. In 2014, Mettille was a member of the Purple Raider 4x400 relay team that swept the indoor and outdoor national championships. At the 2015 outdoor national championships, Mettille and the 4x400 relay team would repeat as national champions. In total, Mettille was an 11-time All-American as a member of the Purple Raiders track and field program.
A native of nearby Canfield, Mettille graduated from Mount Union in 2015 with a degree in marketing and a minor in coaching.