Tyler Tomlinson was named Culver-Stockton College's fourth women's soccer coach in February of 2011.
Tomlinson is the all-time winningest coach in program history with a 66-54-12 overall record, including an 12-6-1 overall record in 2015, which marked the most wins by the women's soccer program since 2002 when they also won 12 matches. In 2014 Tomlinson led the Wildcats to the postseason for the first time in school history, advancing to the champiomship game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. Four of the eight teams coached by Tomlinson have finished with a winning record and the last five teams have earned a postseason berth.
In addition, Tomlinson has had 17 players named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference all-conference team, including Leah Miller, who was a first team selection in 2016 in 2017, and Kehley Bitzas, who was a first-team goalkeeper in 2018. Bitzas went on to earn NAIA All-America honorable mention honors in 2018. He has also had 22 players named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Tomlinson has also had two players, Brittney McMahon in 2015 and Leah Miller in 2016 and 2017, named to the NSCAA All-Midwest Region team during his tenure. Both earned second team honors. Bitzas was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region first team.
Tomlinson, who also is a lecturer in communication and media coordinator for the athletic department, coached at the club level from 2000-03, directing two teams at the U16 boys level at Quincy (Ill.) United Soccer Club. Six of his former players went on to play soccer at the college level.
A 2003 graduate of Culver-Stockton, Tomlinson was a four-year starter and three-year captain as a defender/midfielder for the Wildcat soccer program. He totaled 12 career goals and 10 assists for 34 career points, and was named the most valuable player by his teammates his senior season after netting seven goals and two assists.
Tomlinson graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication, and received his master's degree in mass communication from the University of Central Missouri in 2009. He previously worked as a sports anchor at WGEM TV in Quincy, Ill., and was co-host of WGEM Sportscenter, a daily talk sports show on WGEM AM radio.