Tyler Vernon played baseball at Benton High School in Benton, AR from 2014 to 2015. Earning the Panther Hustle Award, Most Improved Player, and becoming State Runner-Up Champs in 2015. He went on to pitch for University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR until 2019. Helping his team earn an opportunity for a spot in the conference tournament for the first time since 2010. Tyler ended his collegiate career with an ERA of 3.42, 14 strikeouts and became the heart of the Eagles bullpen in his senior year, earning All-Conference Award in 2019. In the final year, Tyler became a student coach for the Eagles helping his team improve on the field and gaining experience as a baseball coach. He graduated in May 2020 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a minor in Education.