2014 Baseball
Tyler Owen
Head Coach- 1st Season

Tyler Owen has completed his fourth season on the Mid-Continent University coaching staff, and he transitioned into the interim head coaching role in April of this season. Owen, who played for Murray State University from 2006-09, is a former collegiate teammate of MCU assistant coach Tyler Pittman, who played for Murray State from 2004-07.

He was Murray State's starting third baseman for four seasons and ranks second in career at-bats (701), tied for fourth with 42 doubles and 10 triples, sixth with 204 hits and 299 total bases, and seventh with 197 games played. Owen compiled a .291 career average with 98 runs scored and 112 RBI.


Owen was named to the  All-Ohio Valley Conference Freshman team in 2006, posting a .251 average (46-for-183), 16 doubles, 2 home runs, 23 runs scored and 24 RBI in 54 games.


Also an All-OVC selection as a sophomore in 2007, Owen hit .353 (59-for-167) and ranked second in the OVC in hitting. He hit eight doubles and six home runs, scored 23 runs and drove in 41. Owen had 13 multiple-hit games, eight in conference play, and an 11-game hitting streak.


As a junior in 2008, Owen made the All-OVC second team for a second straight year, hitting .293 (48-for-164) with 7 doubles, one triple, 24 runs scored and 23 RBI.


As a senior at Murray State in 2009, Owen hit .273 (51-for-187) with 11 doubles, 4 home runs, 28 runs scored and 24 RBI and committed just six errors in 137 chances at third base (.956).


Owen has completed his Bachelor's degree in advertising with an athletics coaching minor at Murray State in December of 2009.

In addition to his duties with the Cougars, Owen is also a co-owner and instructor at River City Baseball and Softball Academy in Paducah, Kentucky. Owen also served as an assistant coach for the Fulton Railroaders in the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee (now the Ohio Valley League) collegiate summer wood bat league in 2010.

Owen currently resides in Paducah.


Tyler Pittman
Assistant Coach- 6th Season
Tyler Pittman begins his fifth season as Mid-Continent's pitching coach, recruiting coordinator and camp coordinator. Besides his duties at MCU, Pittman works as a financial advisor for Woodmen of the World and served as assistant coach for Paducah American Legion Post 31 in 2008 and 2009.


Following an outstanding high school career at Ballard Memorial High School (Ky.) from 1998-2002, Pittman first attended the University of Kentucky in 2002-03 before transferring to Murray State University (Ky.) where he played baseball from 2004-07. Pittman earned All-Ohio Valley Conference first team selection in 2006 and 2007, and still reigns as Murray State's career leader in hits (228) and doubles (55), ranks third with 362 career total bases, fourth with 141 runs scored and 148 RBI, and 11th with 21 career home runs.


As a freshman at Murray State, Pittman hit eight home runs and three triples, and as a sophomore he his six homers and two triples. As a junior in 2006, Pittman hit .267 (55-for-206) with a school-record 21 doubles, one triple, 2 home runs, 32 runs scored and 35 RBI. As a senior in 2007, he hit .308 (61-for-198) with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs, 40 runs scored and 38 RBI.

Pittman also pitched for the Thoroughbreds. As a freshman he fanned 28 in 34 and two-thirds innings of work, while walking just four. Under Pittman, the Cougars have seen their staff ERA drop from 8.12 in his first season, to 5.18 a year ago. He has also seen the team's strikeout total increase from 231 in 2008, to 290 in 2011.

Pittman and his wife Ashley have a three-year old son named James, and the family lives in Ballard County in Kentucky.


Denny Potts
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season
Mark Edwards
Assistant Coach- 3rd Season

Mark Edwards begins his second season on the Cougars' coaching staff.

Edwards brings a veteran presence to his role as the team's bench coach. His coaching experience is varied and stretches across parts of 29 years. He has coached 12 seasons of youth travel baseball, which includes a season with the junior team from Paducah's American Legion Post 31. He also coached Lone Oak High School's summer baseball teams for two seasons, and spent 13 years at the reigns of the Lone Oak Middle School football program.

Edwards and his wife Nancy live in Lone Oak with their children Michael (20), Sam (17) and Kurtis (12). His son Michael is a current member of the Mid-Continent baseball team, with his son Daniel (24) having just graduated from MCU in 2012. His son Justin (26) - a graduate of Mid-Continent - is an assistant baseball coach at Lone Oak High School and currently works at St. Mary's elementary school.