Tyler Bishop was named the new, full-time head coach of the Ravens men's and women's golf programs on June 13, 2013. He enters his fourth season at the helm of the men's program in 2016-17, as well as his third season at the helm of the women's program.
During 2015-16, Bishop led the crimson and grey to two top-five finishes during the men's fall slate. At the NEIGA Championships, the Ravens placed fifth as senior Travis Landry was selected to the All-New England Division II Team. In the spring, FPU's men earned two top-five finishes including third place at the Dowling Memorial and fourth at the Bentley Newport Division II Invitational. The Raven women matched their second-place finish in the inaugural Northeast-10 Championship last season with another second-place finish this season during fall schedule. The women's squad also placed first in the Franklin Pierce University Fall Invitational and the LeMoyneFall Shootout. They continued their strong play in the spring with a third-place finish in the Barton Intercollegiate and a first place finish at the Lady Penmen Spring Classic.
The 2014-15 campaign was one in which both Ravens golf teams saw success. The men's squad posted top-five finishes in each of six tournaments in the fall portion of its season, highlighted by a T-4th at the Northeast-10 Championship and a third-place finish at the New England Championship. For its part, the women notched a quartet of top-four finishes and capped off their return season with a second-place finish in the inaugural edition of the Northeast-10 Women's Golf Championship.
The men's program has proven to be one of the most competitive in the Northeast-10 Conference the past several years, including reaching the 2012 NCAA Division II Tournament and winning multiple events during the 2012-13 season. For the women's program, 2014-15 marks a return to the varsity level after being discontinued a decade ago.
Bishop has extensive ties to the game of golf and Franklin Pierce University. He was a three-year standout as a closer for the Ravens baseball program from 2006-08. Bishop, who ranks second in program history with 53 career appearances, helped lead the Ravens to three NCAA East Regional championships as a player. After graduation, he joined the program as a graduate assistant coach for two seasons and helped lead the team to the 2010 regional championship and a semifinal appearance in the Division II World Series.
He earned his MBA in leadership from Franklin Pierce in the spring of 2010 and moved into the role of Development Officer for the University, which he has served in for the past two-and-a-half years.
Bishop has also been long involved in the game of golf as his family features multiple Head PGAProfessionals, including his father, Ted, who is the Director of Golf and General Manager of CandiaWoods in Candia, N.H. Bishop's brother, Shaun, is the head pro and Director of Golf at The Oaks Golf Links.
Bishop had an accomplished high school playing career, as he was a four-year all-state honoree at Milford High School, including earning first-team honors during each of his final three seasons. He also competed for several years in the New Hampshire Junior Golf Association. Bishop has also spent time working for golf courses, including at Candia Woods, where he worked his way up to being an assistant manager and helping to run camps, clinics and leagues.