The University announced its employment of Ben Tyree as Trevecca's new head softball coach, the seventh in the history of the program.For the past two years, Tyree has been the non-faculty softball coach at Page High School, and for the past four years thehis fourth season as the co-head coach of the Silver Bullets, a women’s 23-U Fastpitch team. Tyree was also non-faculty coach at Brentwood High in 2005 and coached the Brentwood Blues travel team from 1995-2004.
Tyree's record of accomplishments includes the following: more than 350 ASA/NSA victories, a World Series runner-up finish, and five Top-10 finishes, and eight ASA/NSA state championships and two runner-up teams. More than 20 of his players have earned college scholarships at the junior college, NAIA, and NCAA levels. Among the current and former Trevecca players he has coached are Ashley McCool, Brittiany Johnson, Stephanie Fisher, Megan Suggs, Ashley Camp, and incoming freshman Riley Mashburn. He has also served as an instructor at the University of Tennessee Softball Camp.
Tyree attended Middle Tennessee State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He played basketball for Coach Jimmy Earle.
Tyree replacesErnie Reynolds, who resigned in June. Reynolds had been the Trojans’ coach for four seasons and is the winningest coach in program history.
Tyree and his wife of 32 years, Susan, have two daughters. They attend Concord Road Church of Christ where Ben was a deacon for 15 years.