Alex Tyrrell has completed his fourth season at Vermont Tech as Head Men's Basketball Coach. This past season Coach Tyrrell lead the Knights to a USCAA National Tournament Final Four, and an overall record of 24-10. The program had only mad ethe Semi-Sinal of the Natioanl Tournament one other time. Tyrone Hilson and Jeremiah Shaw were named First Team and Second Team All-American and All-Conference, respectively. Coach Tyrrell was also named Yankee Conference Coach of the Yar for the second time.
The 2017-2018 season saw the Knights return to the National Tournament, and reach the 20 win plateau, for the first time in 5 years. Three Knights, Cameron Carter, Titus Smith, and Dan Gill were named to the All-Conference team, while Smith was name Honorable Mention All-American.
In his second season with the program Coach Tyrrell led the Knights to a 14-17 season, including 11-4 YSCC record, and he won the Coach of the Year Award in the Yankee Small College Conference.
This was an 8 win improvement on his first season back as the Head Coach, where the men went 6-20.
Coach Tyrrell graduated from Vermont Tech in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and Technology. As a player he captained the Men’s basketball team to back-to-back YSCC Conference Championships and three USCAA National Championship appearances, compiling a 69-31 record during that time. Tyrrell’s senior season he scored this 1000th point for the Knights and was awarded YSCC First-Team All-Conference, USCAA First-Team All-American, and Vermont Tech’s Male Athlete of the Year.
After graduating from Vermont Tech, Tyrrell served as an Assistant Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa. While as a member of the Lakers staff he helped led the Lakers to a 23-9 record in his first year, finishing runner-up in both the regular season and conference tournament. During his second season the Lakers posted a 16-15 record. His role included, recruiting, game day preparation, player development, and on court coaching duties.
While at Iowa Lakes Coach Tyrrell also completed his Masters of Education from Iowa State University.
Prior to attending Vermont Technical College Tyrrell Spent his freshman season at San Diego Mesa Community College, in Claremont, California.
Tyrrell is from North Avoca, NSW in Australia.