Riley Tincher is an All-American pitcher turned author, coach, and speaker.
Riley Tincher is a mental conditioning coach. He has a master’s degree in sport pedagogy with a specialty in sport psychology from Baylor University. He created a mentorship program called Coachability, where he’s available to serve, coach, and mentor athletes at every level (youth to professional). He created Coachability to provide a safe haven for athletes to go to, so they can talk with someone who has been through what they’re going through. He also created it to teach athletes the principles to be successful in sports, and most importantly, in life after sports. It’s the mentorship program Riley wishes existed when he was younger.
Riley specializes in identification. He helps athletes realize that they are more than athletes. There’s an identity crisis among the vast majority of athletes, especially among elite-level athletes, which is causing substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and suicide to rise at an alarming rate. It has become a very serious issue of epidemic proportions; an issue that Riley has personally suffered through and has overcome. Now, he’s using the wisdom God gave him through his experience to help countless athletes overcome this identity crisis as well, or better yet, avoid it altogether. Riley believes in a future where every athlete understands that sports do not define who they are. Sports are a platform, not a calling.
Riley also specializes in leadership development. He helps athletes and coaches maximize the leadership gifts God gave them by teaching them how to develop their character and showing them the qualities and habits of all-time leaders. He also helps coaches realign their priorities, establish coaching philosophies, and build championship cultures. Most importantly, he helps coaches realize that their responsibilities go far beyond winning championships. Riley has experienced firsthand the impact coaches make on their athletes’ lives. Unfortunately, the majority of coaches aren’t aware of the full power of their influence. Because of this, too many of them misuse and abuse their influence without realizing the life-long effects their words and actions have on their athletes; all of whom desperately want their approval. Riley believes in a future where every coach realizes and acknowledges the power and impact their influence has on every athlete who chooses to play for them; especially, in life after sports.
Riley's BASEBALL CAREER
Up until recently, Riley was best known for his record-breaking, historic collegiate baseball career. He was an All-American, the Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Pitcher of the Year, a two-time first-team All-Region pitcher, a two-time first-team All-WIAC pitcher, a Max Sparger award recipient, and an All-Star in the prestigious Northwoods League. Riley also holds several school, conference, and region records. Among all the accolades and awards Riley has earned, he says that the greatest accomplishment of his career was being voted captain of his team by his teammates his senior year of college.
HONORS | AWARDS
2011 Team Captain
2010 NCAA Statistical Champion in Victories (13 Victories)
2010 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Second Team All-American
2010 Northwoods League All-Star
*The first high school baseball player in Northwoods League history (2006)
2010 ABCA, D3baseball.com Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year
*The first in Whitewater Warhawks history.
2-Time ABCA, D3baseball.com First Team All-Midwest Region (2010 and 2011)
2-Time All-Midwest Regional Tournament Team (2010 and 2011)
2010 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Pitcher of the Year
2011 Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete Award
2-Time First Team All-WIAC (2010 and 2011)