Tyler Gerst is in his first season as an assistant coach on the University of Minnesota swimming and diving staff.
Gerst has previously served as a Minnesota volunteer assistant coach in 2013-14 and was a student coach from 2011-13, while he was attending Minnesota. He assisted coaches with daily practices, worked with student-athletes on specific techniques and provided video analysis for team members during practice and competitions.
Most recently, Gerst was the head assistant coach at California State University, Bakersfield during the 2014-15 season. He served as the recruiting coordinator, meet director and planned and coached daily practices while with the Roadrunners.
Gerst also has coaching experience with the Twin Cities Swim Team, where he worked with swimmers of all skill sets. A Minnesota native, Gerst earned a degree in sport management from the University of Minnesota in 2013.