Tyler Long has been named as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Fort Scott Community College.
Long joins the Greyhounds after spending the 2021-22 season at Emporia State University where he was an assistant coach for the Hornets.
In 2021-22, Emporia State finished with an overall record of 20-9 (their first 20-win season since 2006-07) including wins over two top 5 teams in the nation and 15 MIAA wins (the most in school history). While at Emporia State, Long helped coach 4 all-conference selections including All-American Tray Buchanan who also led the nation in scoring at 25.6 points per game.
Prior to his time at Emporia State, Long spent 5 seasons at the University of Central Missouri as a student and graduate assistant coach and helped the Mules to 3 MIAA tournament appearances. During his time at Central Missouri, Long helped coach 13 all-conference selections, including 4 academic All-Americans.
Long has also directed summer basketball camps and clinic for 6 summers with companies such as Breakthrough Basketball, Court Time basketball and Midwest Elite Basketball.
Long graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management with minors in business administration, coaching and marketing from the University of Central Missouri in 2016. He then received his Master’s degree in sport management from the University of Central Missouri in 2021.
“I am thrilled to join coach Cochran’s staff here at FSCC. This community holds a special place in my heart, and I couldn’t be more thankful to be in the fort!”
“I am super thrilled Coach Long is joining the FSCC program, he has a wealth of knowledge after coaching at multiple prestigious divison two programs in Emporia State and Central Missouri. Tyler has deep roots in Fort Scott, he connects well with everyone him and has a respect that we are trying to model on and off the court. He is one of the rising stars in the profession due to him being versatile in multiple areas needed to be successful for a long time.” -Coach Cochran