President Don Popravak named Kevin Tyrrell the third manager in Oilmen history on April 10, 2019.
Tyrrell is in his first season on staff at the University of Chicago, where he serves as an assistant coach. He spent the last seven years as the head coach at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., leading a successful junior college program.
Tyrrell spent one season in the Midwest Collegiate League as the manager of the Rockford Foresters in 2013. During that season, the Foresters served as a traveling team, playing the entire schedule on the road.
In each of Tyrrell’s last four seasons as the head coach at College of DuPage, the Chaparrals received votes in the NJCAA Division III Top 10, reaching as high as fourth nationally during the team’s 40-win season in 2016. He won 188 games as the head coach at the College of DuPage while instructing seven NJCAA All-Americans. His teams hit .300 or better in all seven seasons including a .348 team average in 2013. During his stint in DuPage, Tyrrell led a turnaround for a team that had won seven total games in 2011.
Before taking over at DuPage, Tyrrell managed the Upper Deck Cougars travel baseball team, which reached the 2008 15U national championship game in Puerto Rico. A year later, the team won the 16U national title. His squad produced seven players who went on to get drafted and four who went on to play in the big leagues.
Tyrrell played high school baseball at Montini Catholic in Illinois before serving as a three-year captain and four-year letter winner at Lewis University from 2003-2007. He graduated in 2007 with a double major in business administration and management information systems.