Tyler Stith is entering his fourth season in Gold Country as an assistant to John Carlson.
With Stith on staff, the Gophers won the 2014 Big Ten title, their first team conference crown since 2007. Jose Mendez captured medalist honors to become Minnesota's first individual Big Ten champion since 2003. The Gophers went on to finish ninth at the NCAA Raleigh Regional, their first regional appearance since 2009.
Minnesota won four tournaments during the 2013-14 season, their first victories since 2006-07, and posted a 115-42-1 record. Mendez, a PING All-Region and GCAA All-Freshman selection, medaled three times in his first year with the program. As a team, the Gophers won the Barnabas Health Intercollegiate, Del Walker Classic and Rutherford Intercollegiate in addition to the Big Ten Championships.
Before taking the next step in 2014, the Gophers finished second at the Big Ten Championships in 2013. Erik Van Rooyen (tied for second) and Jon DuToit (tied for eighth) made the All-Championships team. In addition to their highest finish at the conference meet since 2009, the Gophers also went 17-6-2 against Big Ten opponents overall.
Since Stith's arrival, Mendez (2014), Erik Van Rooyen (2011, '12, '13) and Donald Constable (2011) have earned PING All-Region honors.
The Gophers have also improved in the classroom, earning GCAA All-Academic Team recognition in 2013 and Gopher Athletics' Norman Borlaug Commitment to Academic Excellence Award in 2014.