“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 and batting practice before games 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.