April 26, 2023
Billy Tomblin has been named head baseball coach at Mayville State University. Tomblin has been an assistant coach with the Comets baseball program since 2013 and will succeed current head coach Scott Berry, who will retire at the end of this season after 42 years as head coach for the Comets. In addition to his head coaching duties, Tomblin will continue to teach part-time in Mayville State’s Division of Health Physical Education and Recreation. His new position as head coach will officially begin July 1, 2023.
“The hiring of Billy Tomblin as the next Comets head baseball coach assures that the great tradition in Mayville State baseball that was established by Al Meyer and Scott Berry can continue,” said Mayville State President Dr. Brian Van Horn. “The future of Comets Baseball and the national prominence of the program is in good hands.”
“To have the opportunity to be the next head baseball coach in one of the most successful programs in the country, following two legends, Al Meyer and Scott Berry, is truly an honor,” said Billy Tomblin. “I am forever grateful to have had Coach Berry's guidance throughout our years of working together and now to have his support in leading Comets Baseball in the future.
“None of this would be possible without the support of my family There are not enough thank yous for them. My wife Ashley, our boys (Billy & Cayson), and I are excited to continue to be a part of the May-Port community and Mayville State University,” he added.
As assistant baseball coach for the Comets, Tomblin has served as recruiting coordinator and worked with operating, scholarship, and fundraising budgets. He has experience coaching all positions on the field and has been active in all aspects of fundraising.
Coach Tomblin’s other baseball coaching experiences include serving as head coach of the Badlands Big Sticks of the Expedition League in 2020 and 2021; head coach of the May-Port CG American Legion in 2018; and head coach of the Titustown Titans of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Summer League in 2016.
Billy Tomblin is a Fremont, Calif. native who attended Ohlone Junior College and Chabot Junior College in California before being recruited to play at Mayville State, where he played on two consecutive DAC championship teams and received all-conference honors behind the plate.
Tomblin completed a Bachelor of Science degree in fitness and wellness with a minor in coaching from Mayville State University in 2012, when he was also named HPER Major of the Year. He then completed a Master of Science degree in leadership in physical education and sport at North Dakota State University in 2014.
“Billy Tomblin has been a successful, hard-working, and dedicated assistant coach who is invested in Comets Baseball,” said Mayville State University Athletic Director Jay DeCann. “We wish him all the best as he takes the baton and leads Mayville State’s proud tradition in baseball into the future. We look forward to seeing more great things.”