Tyler Care
Tyler Care
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 724-777-3646
Email: tec152@psu.edu

The 2019-2020 season marks Tyler Care's sixth season as the head men's basketball coach at Penn State Greater Allegheny and his second year as the Assistant Athletic Director. During that time, Care is the winningest coach in program history with a record of 80-54 and a 56-25 record against the Penn State University Athletic Conference. He is also the longest tenured coach at PSUGA coming into the year

Over his previous five seasons with the PSUGA Men's Basketball Team, Care has led the Lions to the PSUAC Playoffs four times as well as making two appearances in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship. Care has also had a team with a winning record in four of his previous five seasons turning a team that was 8-18 into a perenial contender.

Last season was the first year that Care's team lost their PSUAC opener and they started the year just 2-4 in conference play before heading into the winter break. However, he and the guys were able to turn things around winning six in a row to get right back to the top of the PSUAC West Division and eventually picked up the #3 seed in the division. However, they would have to battle #2 PSU-Shenango, a team that had beaten them twice before that season, and didn't have enough to extend their playoff run falling 64-61 ending their season.

The 2017-2018 season started off with a bang for Care and his team when they won their first four games 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 2017-2018 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 during the course of the year.

During his tenure with PSUGA, Care has coached six USCAA All-Americans, 10 PSUAC All-Conference players, and 6 Academic All-Americans. He led PSUGA to their first PSUAC Championship in 10 years during the 2016-2017 season when PSUGA took down PSU-York 60-58 claiming the program's fourth PSUAC Championship. As Assistant AD, Care also works with the department's budget and assists on travel arrangements for all 12 varsity sports at PSUGA making sure that all travel plans and scheduling run smoothly.

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, playing 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