Tyler McKinnon joined the OST family in 2018. Since then, he’s been offering private training sessions, ball handling and finishing clinics, co-hosting numerous summer camps with OST’s own Delvon Arrington, and leading Total Skills program sessions. As a coach and a trainer, Tyler is detailed with his instruction and committed to improving player performance and confidence. He is eager to develop the skill and mindset of prospective athletes to prepare them for their athletic careers.
Tyler is a certified I’m Possible Trainer (through I’m Possible Training, Colts Neck). Currently, he coaches Girls Basketball at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge and teaches 3rd grade. For the 2019-2020 season, he was the head Junior Varsity coach and first assistant coach at the varsity level and helped the varsity team make it to the first Group IV state championship game – the first state championship game the program has reached in decades.
Tyler began his career as a three-year varsity athlete at Freehold Township High School. During his tenure, he was fortunate to win a shore conference championship in the 2006-2007 season. In 2007 and 2009 Tyler also played in the State Sectional Group 4 Central Jersey Championship games. Tyler played Division III basketball at Montclair State University from 2009- 2011. After graduation, he interned at Impact Basketball Academy in Sarasota, Florida and then returned to NJ to coach and train multiple AAU and travel teams including Central Jersey Hawks and the New Jersey Renegades. Tyler also coached the Freshman Boys Basketball team at his former high school from 2014-2016 and assisted at the varsity level.