HOME OF THE BEACH BUMS
SETH TUCKER - MANAGER
Seth Tucker is currently on staff at Oakland University (NCAA DI) in Auburn Hills, MI. He serves as the Volunteer Assistant Coach, oversees the outfield, and assists with the offense.
Seth played high school baseball for Bryant High School in Bryant, AR, being a part of one of their three 7A state championships in a 5 year span (2012-2016). He was named ‘All-Conference’ & ‘All-State’ during his senior year there. After high school, Seth chose to play college baseball at Hendrix College (NCAA DIII) in Conway, AR. He started there for 3 years, earning the honor of team captain in 2020. Seth played in 92 career games at Hendrix, primarily at shortstop and center field, making 8 starts and 19 appearances on the mound over 3 seasons. He helped the 2019 team to a school record in wins (32) and a regular season conference championship. He hit .348 with 10 doubles and 18 stolen bases in 155 at bats that season.
Seth went on to play in the Northwoods League for the Battle Creek, MI franchise for 2 summers, competing with some of the best college baseball players in the country. Shortly after his stay in Battle Creek, Seth transferred to Oakland University. At OU, he played in 98 career games, primarily in center field, and made 16 appearances on the mound over 2 seasons. He once again earned Team Captain honors for his new team for the 2022 season in which he was 2nd in the league in Sac Flies and Stolen Bases. The 2022 Golden Grizzlies set the university’s all-time wins record (31), finishing Runner-Up in the Horizon League for the first time, and winning games over Power 5 schools such as University of Michigan and University of Pittsburgh.
Shortly after his final year as a player, Seth was hired to the staff at his alma mater, Oakland University. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from OU and is currently finishing his Master of Accounting degree at Oakland as well.
KYLE HANS - ASSISTANT COACH
Kyle Hans, originally from Lake Mills, WI, has spent part of the last 30 years coaching and developing athletes. In 2009, he founded what is now the Thundercat Sports Academy and was involved in the organization through 2021.
Throughout his coaching career, Kyle has helped to develop well over 100 future college baseball and softball players at the NCAA DI, DII and DIII level, including two MLB draft picks, along with numerous NJCAA and NAIA players.