Dan Tischler reunited with his former college coach Brett Boretti and joined the Columbia baseball staff as an assistant coach in June 2012.
“Dan brings a lot of energy and a tremendous work ethic to our staff and
our team,” Boretti said. “He has experience recruiting the type of
student-athletes we want at Columbia and he has firsthand knowledge of
what it takes to win Ivy League championships.”
A native New Yorker, Tischler comes home to Columbia after spending the
previous two years as an assistant coach at Cornell. In 2012, he helped
guide the Big Red to a program record for wins (31), Ivy League wins
(14) and the program’s first Ivy League championship since 1976.
At Cornell, Tischler was the team’s first base coach and a key recruiter
at a number of Ivy League camps and other showcases. He assisted with daily practices, helped work with the hitters and was primarily responsible for base running instruction.
Prior to his stint at Cornell, Tischler was the pitching coach at
Swarthmore (Pa.) for two seasons. In 2010, the Garnet had its first
20-win season in 25 years and made the Centennial Conference tournament
for the first time in program history.
A certified personal trainer, Tischler also worked as a strength and
conditioning coach for Swarthmore’s baseball, softball and men’s
basketball during his tenure.
Tischler played four years at Franklin & Marshall and was a team
captain in 2008. A first team all-conference pitcher, Tischler holds the
F&M career record for saves with 10. He converted five saves during
the 2007 season, one shy of fellow Columbia assistant coach Pete Maki’s season-record
six saves in 2004.
After that 2007 season, Tischler was named first team all-conference and was a second team all-region selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Tischler graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall in 2008 and
received his Master’s degree in education from Columbia’s Teachers
College in 2012.