Heritage names Rock Canyon's Tyler Munro its new baseball coach

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Heritage turned to an established coach with a history success in hiring a new baseball coach.

The Eagles hired Tyler Munro from Rock Canyon on Wednesday, according to Heritage athletic director Brock Becker.

Munro, who will be in his 20th year of coaching next season, led the Jaguars to the Class 5A title in 2015. He has been the head coach at Rock Canyon in two stints, from 2008-10 and 2014-17. While there, his teams were 98-56, including another Final 4 appearance in 2010.

His coaching background includes stints as a head coach at Boulder (1998), in Florida (1999-2003), and Regis Jesuit (2004-05), as well as time as an assistant at Niwot, Boulder, Fairview, and Rock Canyon. He is a graduate of Niwot.

In his 15 years as head coach, Munro's career record is 220-108.

Rock Canyon went 16-8 last season, and reached the Class 5A state tournament.

He will take over a program at Heritage that just had two seniors selected in the MLB Draft.

The Eagles, who play in the same Continental League as Rock Canyon, were 13-8 last season. Munro will be replacing Scott Hormann, who has been the Eagles' coach since 2008.