|Previous College:||UC Davis, '06|
Tyler LaTorre joined the Hornet baseball staff prior to the 2019-20 season and serves as the team's pitching coach.
Prior to Sacramento State, LaTorre has been the pitching coach at San Jose State for two seasons where he has coached a pair of all-Mountain West selections include a co-MWC Pitcher of the Year. This past season, Andrew Mitchel led the conference with 112 strikeouts and became the first SJSU pitcher to have over 100 strikeouts in back-to-back seasons in 15 years. Fineas Del Bonta-Smith also tied the school record with nine saves and left the program ranked second all-time with 14 career saves.
La Torre signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco Giants following his collegiate career and spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues, including parts of four seasons at Triple-A. He was part of two championship teams and also was invited to the Giants' Major League spring training in 2011 and 2013. La Torre was also recognized for his work off the field as he was the recipient of the Nettle Rappe "Good Guy" award in 2008.
Following his playing career, La Torre spent two seasons coaching at San Francisco State, where he served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
Presently, LaTorre is a catcher for the Italian National Team. The team competed in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, and won the 2012 European Championship.