Head baseball coach Justin Haire has announced the promotions of assistant coach Tyler Robinson to lead pitching coach and Tyler Shewmaker from volunteer assistant to full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
The 2020 season will be Robinson’s sixth season as a member of the Campbell baseball coaching staff. He assisted former pitching coach Chris Marx as the assistant pitching coach during the 2019 season after spending the 2018 season as a volunteer assistant coach. Robinson spent his first three seasons (2015-17) as the director of operations.
“Over the last two seasons, coach Robinson has assisted in the day-to-day development and game planning for our pitching staff, and now will move into the lead pitching coach role,” Haire said. “It is a position that he has worked hard for, and has earned through his dedication and vision for the development of our pitching staff, which has put up record-breaking performances the last two years.”
Shewmaker has been a member of the Campbell baseball staff since the fall of 2017, spending his first season as the director of baseball operations before transitioning to a volunteer assistant role in the fall of 2018.
A native of Corydon, Indiana, Shewmaker will continue to oversee the development of the Campbell catchers, assist with the day-to-day work with the hitters and contribute heavily to the offensive game plan. He will add the title as Campbell’s recruiting coordinator, taking over the planning and execution of the Camels’ national recruiting network.
“I am pleased to promote coach Shewmaker to the full-time assistant/recruiting coordinator role,” Haire said. “Loyalty, work ethic, and passion for our program are things that I will always look to reward with greater opportunity, and he has certainly earned that over the last two years. He has met every challenge that I have put on his desk and made our program better over the last two years. I expect him to do the same thing in this new and growing role.”
Both Shewmaker and Robinson helped lead Campbell to back-to-back regular season and tournament titles in 2018 and 2019. Over those past two seasons, the Camels own a 72-47 overall record with a 40-13 conference record.
Robinson came to Campbell from Brunswick Community College, where he served as the Dolphins’ pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Before BCC, Robinson was a student assistant at Elon, graduating with a business management degree in 2013. The Durham native assisted the Phoenix from 2011-13 in day-to-day operations, primarily with pitching, video coordination and camps. With Robinson on staff, the Phoenix made the Charlottesville NCAA Regional finals in 2013.
Shewmaker joined the Camels after serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2017. Shewmaker assisted heavily with recruiting for the Panthers and helped lead them to their first NCAA Division II Regional. As a player, Shewmaker was a career .306 hitter in three seasons at Kentucky Wesleyan. Between 34 hits, he tallied four doubles and three triples. He also drove in 17 runs and drew 17 walks.
Campbell finished its 2019 campaign 37-21 overall, good for the winningest season under Haire, who enters his sixth season at the helm in 2020. The Camels swept the Big South regular-season and tournament titles for the second consecutive season, making their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. At the NCAA Greenville Regional, CU went 2-0 over its first two games for the first time in program history.