Following a championship season in the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) last year, Tyler Care enters his fourth season as head coach at Greater Allegheny for the 2017-18 season.
Last year marked the most successful season in Greater Allegheny basketball history with the Lions finishing with a 23-6 overall record and capturing the PSUAC Tournament Championship as the second seed. Greater Allegheny claimed an upset victory over Penn State York, the top seed in the league, on their home floor with a final score of 60–58.
The Lions made their first USCAA National Tournament Appearance in eleven years as the 4th seed. There, the Lions got their first USCAA National Tournament victory in school history defeating Southern Maine Community College by a score of 81-51.
During his tenure with the Lions, Care has coached 3 USCAA All-Americans, 7 PSUAC All-Conference players, and 6 Academic All-Americans. PSUGA has seen unparalleled success since Care took over the program in 2014. Each season the program has climbed to new heights not only in wins but with student athlete retention and academic achievement.
Prior to joining Greater Allegheny, Care was a graduate assistant coach at California University of Pennsylvania during the 2013-14 season after serving as the associate head coach at Community College of Beaver County in 2012-13. While at CCBC, Care helped lead the program to a 26-1 overall record and the No. 1 ranking in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II for a large portion of the season.
The Hopewell native is very familiar with the PSUAC and USCAA, as he played his four-year collegiate career at Penn State Beaver. While at the Beaver campus, he led the team to three straight Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) championships and four appearances in the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament.
Care earned his bachelor's degree from Penn State University in Business Management in 2012. He later completed a master's degree in Sports Administration from California University of PA in 2014.