Solano Community College Athletics
Solano Community College Athletics

Coaches

Name Position
Tyren Sillanpaa Head Coach
Ignacio Diaz Assistant Coach
Victor Ferrante Assistant Coach
Robert Rogers Pitching Coach

Tyren Sillanpaa

Position: Head Coach
Experience: 1st Year

After 5 years as an assistant to longtime head coach Scott Stover, Tyren Sillanpaa takes the reins of the Falcon baseball program for his first year as the head coach. Sillanpaa had this to say about the transition: "I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence Coach Stover established on the field and in the classroom. My goal with this program is to graduate servant-leaders prepared to make a positive impact on those around them daily. We want difference-makers in this program. On the field we will be characterized by our high energy approach, our toughness and our commitment to selflessness while we continue to contend for the BVC championship each year."

As the Associate Head Coach in 2017 Sillanpaa worked with the pitchers and infielders as well as focusing on recruiting and matriculation. Last season's Falcon pitchers led the Bay Valley Conference in K/9ip and were second in strikeouts, hits and homeruns allowed. The SCC staff continued their tradition of moving over 85% of student-athletes on to 4-year athletic scholarships. The 2015 team led the Bay Valley Conference in ERA, posting one of the lowest in school history at 3.47, more than a full run per game improvement over 2014. Four of six sophomore pitchers were offered Division I scholarships following the 2015 season. From 2005-2007, Sillanpaa played a part in the resurgence of the Solano College baseball program, helping to lead the Falcons to their first post-season appearance of the modern era in 2006. Tyren has also worked at the high school level and with NorCal Baseball, nationally recognized as one of the country's top College Development Programs. During his time with NorCal, Sillanpaa coached over 35 players who went on to earn NCAA Division I scholarships, including two outfielders selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball amateur draft. He also led a team to a Silver Medal at the 2012 USA Baseball West Championships in Peoria, AZ. Tyren is a member of the ABCA, has instructed at camps nationwide with both Perfect Game and Top96 and was an Associate Scout for the Colorado Rockies.

Born and raised in Eureka, CA, Tyren was a two time All-HDNL performer in both football and baseball and was named to the 1997 Cal-Hi Sports All-State baseball team. After high school, Tyren attended Pomona-Pitzer College where he lettered in football and baseball, helping to lead the football team to a school record in wins at quarterback. His sophomore year, Sillanpaa transferred to Mendocino College where he was named to the Dean's List and was All-BVC Honorable Mention as a pitcher in the original 15 team league. Sillanpaa then accepted a baseball scholarship to CSU San Bernardino. In his Junior year, the Coyotes made the CCAA post-season tournament for the first time ever with Sillanpaa starting the conference championship game. Coach Sillanpaa played his collegiate summer baseball for the prestigious Humboldt Crabs, the oldest continuously-operated collegiate summer team in the country. His 1999 team had one of the most memorable seasons in Crabs history with a record of 45-3 including 22 shutouts, and was recently inducted into the Humboldt Crabs Hall of Fame.

Tyren resides in Fairfield with his wife Laura, daughter Emery (3) and son Easton (1).