Prairie View A&M Hall of Famer TaCho Tyler enters her second season has head coach at her alma mater.
In her first season, the Lady Panthers posted a .500 record in conference play and finished the regular season strong, winning five of the final eight matches, highlighted by a four-game winning streak.
Prior to becoming head coach, Tyler was an assistant coach for seven seasons under SWAC and PVAMU Hall of Famer Alicia Pete. The program won three consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Western Division Championships from 2009-2011. A total of 21 student-athletes have earned All-SWAC Honors under Tyler’s watch in addition to numerous players receiving academic honors.
Tyler began her collegiate career at San Jacinto College in nearby Pasadena, Texas and was named to the NJCAA Region XIV All-Tournament Team in 2004 before transferring to Prairie View A&M. She made an immediate impact on the court at PVAMU during her first season as she helped lead the Lady Panthers to the 2006 SWAC Tournament Championship. Tyler earned numerous awards which included SWAC Tournament MVP, SWAC Newcomer of the Year, Second Team All-SWAC and a No. 16 NCAA national ranking in service aces.
She completed her career in 2007 and was second on the team in hitting percentage, kills and digs per game. Tyler’s career accolades were further recognized by her alma mater in 2015, when she was inducted into the Prairie View A&M Sports Hall of Fame.
Tyler has a son, Cory Tyston Cloud.