Former Florida Tech Panther Tyler Oblong Joins Men’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff

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Former Panther Oblong will serve as graduate assistant coach for the men's lacrosse program

Florida Tech men’s lacrosse head coach Mark Penn has announced the addition of recent alum Tyler Oblong (’19) to the coaching staff for the 2019-20 season. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech men’s lacrosse head coach Mark Penn has announced the addition of recent alum Tyler Oblong (’19) to the coaching staff for the 2019-20 season.

Oblong will serve as graduate assistant coach and will work with the Panther defense as well as assist in recruiting and fundraising.

“Tyler will step seamlessly into his new role,” said Penn. “He was a great leader as a player, and that maturity garnered him a tremendous amount of respect from his teammates. Now, he brings his knowledge to the sidelines where he will make us a better team.

“Coach Oblong will take the reigns of the defense and is very prepared to lead that group. I’m extremely excited to see Tyler step into this new role and launch a coaching career that will impact many lives.”

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Oblong was a two-year member of the Florida Tech men’s lacrosse team, playing in 2018 and 2019. He appeared in 25 games over that time and recorded 10 points, 39 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.

This past season in 2019 Oblong was named to the All-SSC Honorable Mention team as a short-stick defender. He played in 12 of Tech’s contests last year and posted 28 ground balls, four caused turnovers, three goals and one assist.

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In the top game of his career, Oblong notched six ground balls, two caused turnovers, a goal and an assist in the Panthers’ dominant 24-6 victory over Nichols College last season

Oblong graduate from Florida Tech in spring 2019 with a degree in Business Administration. He will begin his Master’s in Business Administration at Florida Tech in spring 2020.

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