Associate Head Coach Tanner Biagini of Towson University shared some insight into his recruiting process and offered some advice for players that want to play college baseball. Coach Biagini has an impressive background in baseball and helps make up a well-rounded coaching staff at Towson University. The Hawks are an NCAA Division I school that competes in the Colonial Athletic Association. The team is led by a coaching staff with impressive backgrounds and affiliations across college and professional baseball.
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Recruiting Q&A – with Associate Head Coach Tanner Biagini
What are your typical scouting methods?
Any way we can find them – high school season, travel teams, showcases, transfer portal, JUCO’s, our biggest way for high school guys is our prospect camps.
How do you recommend players contact you if they are interested in your program?
Email normally works best.
If a player contacts you, what are you most interested in?
Grad year, metrics, GPA, video, coach contacts.
Any general advice for players that want to play college baseball?
Find the right fit – academically, athletically, socially, and financially.
Any other comments about your program that you’d like to share?
NCAA Division 1, CAA Conference, located in Towson, MD just 20 minutes from the Inner Harbor Baltimore, Top 100 Public School, www.matttynerbaseballcamps.com.
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Program Overview – Hawks Baseball
The Towson Tigers are led by Head Coach Matt Tyner, a former 9th-round MLB draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles. Coach Tyner took over the Tigers’ program in 2018 after several successful stints across different levels of college baseball including stings at Richmond University and Bellarmine University. Before he was drafted, Coach Tyner also has a very impressive playing career at the University of Miami, leading the team to a College World Series appearance.
Associate Head Coach Tanner Biagini also has an impressive resume. Growing up around professional baseball, and after a successful career as a player, Biagini has established a respected coaching track record before joining the Tigers working primarily with the catchers and hitters.
A competitor in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Tigers are an NCAA Division I program that recently earned a CAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2013.
Towson baseball team has its home at John B. Schuerholz Park, which was inaugurated on April 29, 2001. The park underwent a major renovation and expansion, completed in mid-April, which included permanent seating, a press box, a concessions area, and restroom facilities. The park underwent improvement in 2019, including the addition of a new warning track, Latitude 36 Bermuda grass, DuraEdge infield material, padding, and artificial turf around home plate. The following year, a new opposing bullpen was built in right field and a tabled area was added behind home plate.
School Overview – Towson University
Towson University is a public university located in Towson, Maryland. Established in 1866 as Maryland State Normal School, it has since evolved into a comprehensive university with over 20,000 students. The university is known for its strong commitment to sustainability, having received a Gold Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
The university’s campus spans over 500 acres, featuring a lake, walking trails, and a variety of modern facilities, including a Student Center, a renovated library, and a science building. Students can take part in a multitude of clubs and organizations and attend events such as concerts, festivals, and lectures. The university also has sports teams and recreational opportunities, including a gym, pool, and rock climbing wall.
In terms of academics, Towson University offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as online programs. The university places a significant emphasis on hands-on learning and experiential education, providing opportunities for internships, research, and service learning.
One of the key benefits of Towson University is its location. The university is conveniently located near Baltimore, which offers attractions such as the Inner Harbor, museums, and professional sports teams. Additionally, the university is in close proximity to Washington, D.C., allowing students to explore the nation’s capital. This also allows students access to prestigious internships and post-graduate job opportunities in the area.
Towson University is known for its affordability, with low tuition rates compared to other public universities. The university also offers scholarships and grants to help students finance their education.
In conclusion, Towson University is a well-rounded university that offers students a diverse range of academic programs, recreational opportunities, and student organizations. Its commitment to sustainability and affordability, along with its convenient location, make it an excellent choice for students looking for a comprehensive college experience. Whether you’re interested in the arts, sciences, or business, Towson University has a lot to offer, and it is a great option for your college education.
Towson University is a well-rounded academic university, and the baseball program competes in a strong conference and is led by a great coaching staff. We really appreciate Coach Biagini sharing some insight into his recruiting process.
Coach Biagini made an important point that players should consider all aspects of being a student-athlete when finding the right fit, including academically, financially, athletically, and socially. Players shouldn’t take this advice lightly and give each of these areas the necessary thought when looking for a school. “The right fit” will mean something different to each player and their family. Players should know it’s okay to have a different opinion of teammates and coaches, and focus on finding an opportunity that is in line with their interests and what they are looking for in a college.
Players interested in learning more about the university and the Tigers’ program are encouraged to consider attending an upcoming camp. Information about all upcoming camps can be found at matttynerbaseballcamps.com. Again, we would like to thank Coach Biagini for his advice, and we wish the Tigers the best of luck in the future!