Tyler Gunelson enters his first season as head baseball coach at Brown Mackie College
Gunelson played at Brown Mackie College — Salina from 2005-2007, and was named a
two-time All-Region VI pitcher. He transferred to Newman University and played
from 2007-2009, earning Heartland Conference Honorable Mention in 2009. Gunelson
graduated with a B.A. in Marketing.
Gunelson began his coaching career at Valley Center High School in Valley Center,
KS in 2009-2010 as the pitching coach. Valley Center High School placed 4th in the
state tournament. While at Valley Center, Gunelson coached his first Major League
Baseball draft pick.
After Valley Center, Gunelson went on to coach at Friends University from 2010-2012.
While at Friends, Gunelson coached a summer college team called the Valley Center
Diamond Dawgs. While with the Diamond Dawgs, the team was back-to-back NBC World
Series qualifiers, placing as high as 4th in 2011. Gunelson has had his coaching
hand in four Major League Baseball draft picks as well as numerous professional
Gunelson holds a Masters of Science degree from Emporia State University in Health,
Physical Education, and Recreation.
Michael Billinger enters his first year as assistant baseball coach at Brown Mackie
College — Salina.
Billinger attended Brown Mackie College — Salina in 2007 and 2008, earning two-time
All-Region VI honors both years as a first baseman. The Lions won the Region VI
baseball championship in 2008.
Billinger was a student assistant at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. in
2008 and 2009. He also coached the Hays Legion baseball program from 2008-2011.