University of Portland '92
Army head softball coach Michelle DePolo announced the hiring of Ty Singleton to her staff for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign. Singleton, who will serve as the team's hitting and outfield coach, returns to the coaching ranks following a stellar 16-year career that included 10 seasons as a head coach at Northwestern State (La.), Missouri and most recently New Mexico. During that span, he guided his programs to four NCAA Tournament appearances and 274 wins.
"I am thrilled to welcome Ty to our staff," noted DePolo, who is entering her fifth season as head coach. He brings a great deal of experience and success which will serve our future well.
"With his wealth of experience from all over the country and types of programs, Ty is exactly what I was looking for in a new staff member. His experiences as a head coach are going to be an invaluable asset to both myself and the program at large. Both on the field and off the field, Ty possesses all the intangibles we need in coaches to move the program forward."
Singleton comes to Army after spending four years at UNM (2007-10) where he led the Lobos to their highest win total (nine) in the Mountain West Conference his first year at the helm. The following year, UNM recorded its most wins (25) since 2004. Eighteen of his student-athletes earned Academic All-MWC honors with six named scholar-athletes.
Previously, he served four years (2003-06) at the University of Missouri, where he compiled a 130-88 mark to include two 30-plus seasons highlighted by a 44-15 record in 2005 en route to leading the Tigers to their third straight NCAA Regional Tournament appearance. Mizzou ranked among the nation's offensive leaders that year, listing second in slugging percentage, third in doubles, fourth in home runs, 13th in triples and 25th in team batting average. Singleton, named the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2003, compiled a 130-88 overall record and 42-18 conference mark.
Singleton met with instant success in his first head coaching position at Northwestern State (La.). He led the Demons to a 75-45 mark over a two-year span highlighted by a school record 45 wins and a trip to the 2002 NCAA Regionals after capturing the Southland Conference Tournament title his final year. His teams led the SLC in nine offensive categories and eight defensive categories while shattering 12 school records and earning 11 all-conference selections.
Prior to taking over the NSU program, Singleton was an assistant coach at the University of Texas, where he helped produce seven All-Americans, after breaking into the collegiate coaching ranks at Azusa Pacific University.
Singleton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Portland in 1992 where he helped the Pilots baseball team capture the Northern Pac-10 championship. He went on to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Theology four years later from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Singleton and his wife Kristin have two sons, Riley (12) and Zachary (8).