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Andrea Browning
Head Coach

Andrea Browning joins the Tigers as pitching coach in the fall of 2016 after spending a season at the University of North Florida.

At UNF, Browning served as a volunteer assistant aiding the pitching staff, as well as coordinating community service projects and assisted with the organization and implementation of camps. Prior to working with the Ospreys, Browning founded and served as the head coach of the Sudden Impact organization, while working as a private homeschool educator.

Browning spent her collegiate career at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., where she a degree in Physical Education and Health. After graduation, she began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Austin Peay State University where she spent three seasons. Browning continued her coaching career as an assistant at Belmont University in 2007.

The Franklin, Tenn., native continued her coaching career at Fort Walton Beach High School in Florida, spending four seasons from 2007-11.

Browning earned her Master’s degree in Health and Human Performance – Wellness in Sports Leadership from Austin Peay in 2016.


Tyler Sadler
Assistant Coach

Tyler Sadler joined the Tennessee State staff in October of 2017. He will handle the hitting and defensive duties, and will serve as recruiting coordinator.

Sadler comes to TSU after serving as the head coach at Ezell-Harding Christian School in Nashville. Ezell-Harding won two sub-state titles and made it to the final four of the State Tournament on two occasions. Seven players went on to play collegiate ball under the tutelage of Sadler.

Prior to Ezell-Harding, Sadler was an assistant baseball coach and strength coach at Nashville Christian School from 2012-2014. Sadler also coached travel ball with a pair of organizations in the middle Tennessee area, including spending two years with Team Synergy where he worked with eight athletes who would play at the collegiate level.

Sadler graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Sport Management with a minor in Business. Sadler worked with the nationally ranked Lady Vols softball team from 2007-10, while at UT. The Lady Vols earned two Women’s College World Series appearances and an SEC championship during Sadler’s time. He worked with eight All-Americans, managed, assisted in director of operation duties, scouting, assisted in coaching outfielders and slappers at UT.

Sadler is married to the former Sarah Taylor. The couple has one child, Declan.