Tyler Mettille
Tyler Mettille
Title: Assistant Track and Field Coach (Jumps)
Email: tsmettille@ysu.edu
Alma Mater: Mount Union, 2015
Twitter: Mettille

Mettille's Horizon League Champions

  • 2019 Chontel Fils (HL Outdoor) Long Jump, Triple Jump
  • 2019 Abby Jones (HL Outdoor) High Jump
  • 2019 Olivia Jones (HL Outdoor) Heptathlon
  • 2019 Daiquain Watson (HL Indoor) Long Jump
  • 2019 Jessica Stever (HL Indoor) Long Jump
  • 2019 Olivia Jones (HL Indoor) Pentathlon

Tyler Mettille, an NCAA Division III individual event champion, is in his first year as the jumps coach for Head Coach Brian Gorby.

In his first season, Mettille's jumpers were key contributors to the Penguins sweeping both the indoor and outdoor Horizon League championships. During the indoor season on the women’s side, Olivia Jones won the pentathlon while scoring the third most points in the program history at 3,424. Jessica Stever captured the title in the long jump with a leap of 5.81m. Abby Jones earned a runner-up finish in the high jump while Chontel Fils did the same in the long and triple jumps.  

Daiquain Watson highlighted the men's success as he won the long jump title at the Horizon League Indoor Championships. Akeem Cooper set the school record in the triple jump when he recorded a mark of 14.87m at the YSU Icebreaker on December 7. 

During the outdoor season, Olivia Jones won the heptathlon at the Horizon League Championship becoming just the second athlete in program history to sweep the multi events at the league meets. She also accumulated a school record 4,758 points on May 3-4. 

Abby Jones won the her third straight high jump title after clearing the bar at 1.71m. Chontel Fils captured her second career league championship in the long jump while also bringing home the triple jump title for only the third time in program history.

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. Mettille also assisted in managing the teams budget and organizing travel arrangements.

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. 

At Canfield High School he was a three-year letterwinner in track and field and basketball.