Tyler Care returns to the PSUGA Athletics Department for his sixth year in the 2019-2020 season. It will be the sixth year for Care at the helm of the PSUGA Men's Basketball team and his second as the Assistant Athletic Director to Korie Morton-Rozier.
Over his previous five seasons with the PSUGA Men's Basketball Team, Care has led the Lions to the Penn State University Athletic Conference Playoffs four times and made two appearances in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship. Care's career record of 80-54 with the PSUGA Men's Basketball Team makes him the winngest coach in program history.
Last year, PSUGA got off to a rough start going just 2-3 in PSUAC play before the teams headed for their winter breaks. However, Care was able to rally his team to finish the year 13-6 and grab a the #3 seed in the PSUAC playoffs marking their fourth straight trip to the tournament. They would head on the road to face PSU-Shenango and, despite a back and forth game throughout, they ended up falling 64-61 coming up short of their goal for a PSUAC championship.
The 2017-2018 season started off with a bang for Care and his team when they won their first four games of the season for the first time in program history. During that stretch, they knocked off Point Park 82-77 to grab their first ever win against a scholarship school. They would finish the regular season as the #1 seed in the PSUAC Tournament with a record of 13-3 in conference play. However, after taking the bye, they fell to PSU-Wilkes Barre in the Semifinal Round 67-59. They would then recieve a bid to their second straight USCAA National Championship entering as the number six seed. They battled hard but would drop their first game of the tournament to #3 seeded Villa Maria in three overtimes 106-101 ending their season.
Care was named the PSUAC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year for the first time in his career helping his team break many records on the court. He had three players amass the 1,000 point mark in their collegiate careers during the season and helped Khari Hicks break the all-time assist record and Curtis Newby break the all-time rebounding record that season.
The 2016-2017 season, marked the most successful season in Greater Allegheny basketball history when PSUGA finishing with a 23-6 overall record and captured the PSUAC Tournament Championship as the second seed when they upset #1 seeded PSU-York in a 60-58 victory. The win marked the team's third PSUAC Championship in program history and the first since the 2006 season.
PSUGA made their first USCAA National Tournament Appearance in eleven years as the 4th seed following their PSUAC Championship run. There they got their first USCAA National Tournament victory in school history defeating Southern Maine Community College by a score of 81-51 before falling in the semi-final round to Berkley.
During his tenure with PSUGA, Care has coached 6 USCAA All-Americans, 10 PSUAC All-Conference players, and 6 Academic All-Americans. Care has also played a big role in bringing in student athletes regularly putting out a full 20-25 man roster every season.
Prior to joining Greater Allegheny, Care was a graduate assistant at California University of Pennsylvania during the 2013-14 season under legendary Cal-U Head Coach Bill Brown.
He served as the associate head coach at Community College of Beaver County in 2012-13. While with 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. His team went undefeated during the regular season and captured their conference championship. Their lone loss of the year came in the Regional Title Game.
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 while compiling an 86-34 record as a player.
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.