Wyczawski has announced his resignation as head baseball coach at The
University of Texas at Tyler to take a similar position with the
University of Dubuque.
became head baseball coach at UT Tyler in the summer of 2010 and led
the Patriots to a 66-20 mark during his two seasons at the helm. UT
Tyler won the ASC
East Division titles in 2011 and 2012 and earned a spot in the NCAA
tournament in 2011.
a job change is never an easy decision and this one was exceptionally
difficult,” said Wyczawski. “UT Tyler is one of the top baseball jobs in
the nation with
excellent academics, administrative support, facilities and, most
importantly, exceptional student-athletes who I will greatly miss.”
continued, “This decision is a purely personal one based on my desire
to be closer to my family in Minnesota. My father, who just turned 84,
along with my
six brothers and sisters all live in Minnesota and I want to take the
opportunity to be closer to them after coaching for 20 years in the
The University will begin an immediate search for the next head coach.
we are very sad to see Coach Wyczawski leave, we certainly understand
his desire to be closer to home,” said Dr. Howard Patterson, vice
president for governmental relations and intercollegiate athletics. “Coach Wyczawski filled some major shoes replacing James Vilade who started the UT Tyler baseball program, but during Coach Wyczawski’s two years he
successfully continued UT Tyler’s strong baseball tradition and
has left the program in excellent shape for the next head coach to be
successful on the national level. We all wish Paul well and thank him for a great two years
leading UT Tyler’s baseball program. He was a great fit with the staff and will be missed.”
the program’s beginning in 2004, UT Tyler has quickly become one of the
most successful NCAA Division III baseball programs in the country,
amassing a record
of 296-85 and winning numerous division and conference titles.
Dubuque is a member of the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Spartans were 18-22 during the 2012 season.