Baseball Coaches

Coach Robert White

Robert White enters into his 20th season as head coach of the Dyersburg State Community College baseball program. Prior to the 2020 season, the Eagles have won 30 or more games 15 times. DSCC won the TCCAA Conference, Region VII Tournament, and East Central District in 2017 earning a trip to The Alpine Bank JUCO World Series.  He also led the Eagles to a National Ranking of #1 in the nation during the 2017 season. The Eagles finished the 2017 season with the National Ranking of #2 in the country.  The Eagles have been ranked in the top 5 in the national polls, three out of the last four seasons.  As skipper of the DSCC baseball program, he has sent over 250 players to the next level.  He has amassed an impressive overall record of 620-284 during his tenure at DSCC. Coach White has been named the TCCAA Conference Coach of the Year for Region VII in 2013, 2016, and 2017. He has also been awarded ABCA Region Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017, as well as TBCA Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

Coach White coached at Harris Stowe State College in St. Louis for four years before taking the helm at Dyersburg State Community College. In his final campaign with the Hornets, he led them to a school record of 36 wins.

In his playing days, Coach White was a two-time All-State Baseball player at Jackson High School in Missouri.  He attended Mineral Area Community College and received All Conference and All Region honors during his two year there. He led the Cardinals to a 42-16 record, the all-time record for wins in school history. He signed with the University of Missouri at St. Louis and played one year earning second team in All Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Coach White is married to Dr. Charlene White, and they reside in Friendship, TN.

Assistant Coach Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown is in his first season as an assistant coach on the Dyersburg State Community College baseball staff after he joined the program on September 4, 2020.  Brown’s coaching responsibilities include working with all position players and recruiting.

Prior to Dyersburg State, Tyler Brown spent two seasons as the graduate assistant coach at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.  At DSU, Brown's responsibilities included coaching the outfielders, first base, and also assisting with the hitters and infielders.  Brown helped the Statesmen capture the 2019 GSC Baseball Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II South Super Regional in Tampa, FL, during his tenure.

The Friendship, TN, native played two seasons at Delta State, playing in 32 games with 14 starts in left field. During his playing days, Brown helped the Statesmen capture two Gulf South Conference Regular Season titles (2017, 2018) and the 2017 GSC Tournament Championship. The Statesmen went on to win the NCAA Division II South Region Championship to advance to the 2017 NCAA Division II World Series.

Brown spent his first two seasons playing at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN before arriving at Delta State University. During his time with Lipscomb, Brown played in 41 games with 16 starts for the Bisons.

Brown played his prep career at Dyer County High School in Newbern, TN under Preston Ozment. He was a 2014 Louisville Slugger All-American, leading the state of Tennessee with 68 hits as a senior while batting .489 with 22 doubles. Brown also received First-Team All-State selection by Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (2014), Perfect Game All-Southeast Region Honorable Mention (2014), All-District selection (2012 and 2014), team MVP (2011 and 2014). Brown was rated the No. 5 outfielder and the No. 34 overall player in the state of Tennessee by Perfect Game. He graduated DCHS with a 4.0 GPA and ranked in the top 10 of his class.

Brown obtains a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Delta State University, and a Master of Science Degree in Sport and Human Performance with a concentration in Sports Management from Delta State University. 

Tyler is married to the former Elizabeth Gardner, and they reside in Dyersburg, TN.

Assistant Coach Brian Lane

Brian Lane is entering his first season as volunteer assistant coach on the Dyersburg State Community College baseball staff after being hired on January 4, 2021. 

Prior to coming to DSCC, Lane began his coaching career with the Sunshine Eagles, a professional baseball team located in Melbourne, Australia.  Before his coaching stint with the Sunshine Eagles, Lane played one season of professional baseball in the Victoria League in Melbourne, Australia. 

Lane finished his college playing career under Coach Mike Kinnison at Delta State with a .341 average, 28 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs and 96 RBIs...was hit by a pitch 45 times, 26 in 2018, which rank the top 15 all-time in the GSC...helped the Statesmen captured two GSC Regular Season titles (2017, 2018), one GSC Tournament Championship (2017), the 2017 NCAA Division II South Region Championship (2017) and advanced to the 2017 NCAA Division II World Series.

Prior to Delta State, Lane spent two seasons under Coach Rodney Batts at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Miss…hit .389 (93-for-239) with 28 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 54 RBI in 68 games during his two-year stint…earned NJCAA All-American, MACJC All-State and All-Region honors in 2016…also threw out 15-of-28 base stealers and only struck out 10 times in 169 at bats…had an 18-game hitting streak during the 2016 season…selected MACJC Player of the Week two times in 2016… batted .402 (68-for-169 with 19 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 41 RBIs over 46 games in 2016…played in 22 games as a freshman, hitting .357 (25-for-70) with nine doubles and 13 RBIs in 2015…helped the Bulldogs to their first playoff appearance since 2013 in 2016.

In high school, Lane played under Coaches Justin Moore (Freshman/Sophomore) and Brant Boyd (Junior/Senior) at Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Ala…help lead the Toros to the 2011, 2012, and 2014 AHSAA 5A state titles and a runner-up finish in 2013…the Toros put together a 121-33 four-year record…batted .398 with 29 RBIs, 16 doubles, three triples and two home runs as a senior in 2014…hit .407 with 42 RBIs as a junior in 2013.

Lane obtains his Associate of Science Degree in Business from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.