For Immediate Release:
Home grown talent Tyler Wampler, has been named head coach of the REX, by REX GM, Bruce Rosselli.
Wampler, was born in Terre Haute, grew up and played multiple sports at West Vigo High school in West Terre Haute, IN, and was a standout in basketball and baseball. Coached under Steve DeGroote, Tyler was instrumental in leading his high school team to the 2009 State Championship game in Indianapolis finishing runner up. Tyler was a four year starter at short stop for the Indiana State Baseball team, played for the REX in the summer of 2013 before signing with the Dodgers as a 17th-round draft pick.
"I have interviewed and searched the US for similar candidates, same credentials, and realized I have a young guy of our own here in Terre Haute, so why not Tyler, said Rosselli. I have known Tyler since he was in middle school, said Rosselli. I have admired his leadership and the way he handles himself on and off the field while playing for ISU, and the fact that he played for the REX, has experience playing pro ball, and is now at ISU as an assistant coach under Coach Hannahs, I feel he is our guy, and can handle the job, added Rosselli".
"It's humbling and a great honor to be a part of the REX Family again, said Wampler. Playing for the REX in 2013 was special and helped rejuvenate my career as a player. Now I get the opportunity to manage for that same team and I am extremely excited to start my next chapter in baseball, added Wampler".
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