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Former Orioles minor league player named Towson baseball coach

Former Orioles minor league player named Towson baseball coach

Matt Tyner, who was drafted by the Orioles and played three minor league seasons for them, is the new baseball coach at Towson University.

He will officially be introduced at 1 p.m. Friday by the school. He replaces Mike Gottlieb, who was fired less than a month ago after 30 years as coach and four straight losing seasons.

Tyner, 58, spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Richmond. 

“First off, I want to thank God for this opportunity,” Tyner said. “Secondly, I want to thank President Kim Schatzel and Athletic Director Tim Leonard for having the faith and the trust in me to guide the Towson University...

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