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Head Coach Tyler Fenwick
Head CoachTyler Fenwick
Tyler Fenwick enters his third season as the head coach at Missouri S&T and will look to lead the Miners back to their winning ways in the upcoming campaign.
Missouri S&T finished 4-7 a year ago after posting a 6-5 mark in Fenwick's first year at the helm. The Miners have recorded a three-game winning streak in each of those two seasons, including one in 2013 that allowed S&T to finish above the .500 mark.
Fenwick, who had served as the offensive coordinator at Missouri Western State University for the six seasons prior to being named as the Miners' head coach on March 20, 2013, led the Miners to victories in five of the final six games to allow S&T to grab a share of second place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference with Saint Joseph's and Truman State.
He is the 19th head coach in the history of the Miner program and just the seventh since 1937.
While at Missouri Western, Fenwick was part of a program that played in the post-season in each of the six seasons that he was on the staff, including an appearance in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals in 2012. Prior to that, he spent five years on the staff at Occidental College in California – the last four as offensive coordinator – and one season as offensive coordinator at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where the Dragons posted their first winning season in seven years.
In the 2012 season, Missouri Western won the outright Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championship for the first time in school history and had one of the nation’s top offensive units that included running back Michael Hill, a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award and second-ranked rusher in the nation in NCAA Division II. The Griffons averaged 458.6 yards of total offense last season, including 264.4 per game on the ground and 41.6 points a game; the latter two figures ranked among the top 10 nationally in Division II.
Missouri Western scored 30 or more points in 11 of its 14 games in its 12-2 campaign and set a school record with 582 points scored.
In 2011, the Griffons averaged 35.5 points a game and rushed for 240.6 yards per game but prior to that season, had one of the better passing attacks in the MIAA behind quarterback Drew Newhart, who was the conference’s “Freshman of the Year” in Fenwick’s first season as offensive coordinator. Missouri Western set its single-season scoring record of 451 points – the mark broken in 2012 – during the 2009 season and broke a number of the school’s passing records in those seasons.
During the six years Fenwick spent as offensive coordinator at Missouri Western, the Griffons averaged 432.8 points per season and 35.1 points per game. As a team, the Griffons went 53-18 and played in the NCAA Division II playoffs three times as well as making three bowl appearances.
Fenwick served as the offensive coordinator at Minnesota State-Moorhead in 2006 and guided an offensive unit that improved its yardage totals by 65 percent from the previous year, as the Dragons won four of their last five games to finish with a 6-5 record.
At Occidental, he was the wide receivers coach during the 2001 season as the Tigers went 8-1 and won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, then moved into the offensive coordinator role the following season. Over the four years in which he served in that role, Occidental had a 33-9 record, won two SCIAC titles and made two appearances in the NCAA Division III playoffs, winning twice in the 2004 tournament. During those five years, he coached four all-conference quarterbacks and twice had the conference’s “Offensive Player of the Year”.
Fenwick is originally from Los Angeles, Calif., and graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory High School. He attended Los Angeles Valley College and the University of New Mexico, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in university studies in 1999. A two-year letterman for the Lobos as a wide receiver, he caught 14 passes during the two years in which he played at UNM.
He began his coaching career at the high school level at Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa, Calif., as the program’s offensive coordinator, helping guide the team to a conference championship and playoff appearance as it finished with a 10-2 record.
Fenwick and his wife, Angela, have three children, daughter Kylie and sons Kayden and Kiptyn. His father, Jim, was a highly successful coach at the collegiate and high school levels in California.