When Tyler Bormann was hired in the spring of 2020 he became the 12th coach in the history of the Concordia men's basketball program.
Bormann comes to Concordia with a history of the college and a vast coaching background. He earned his undergraduate from Concordia in 2006 and started his coaching career while he was a student on campus.
Before being hired as head coach for the Cobbers, Bormann spent four seasons as the head coach at Moorhead High School. Bormann led the Spuds to 20-win seasons in 2019 and 2020 which was the first time in school history the boys' basketball team had won at least 20 games in back-to-back seasons. Before his time at Moorhead, Bormann was the head coach at Breckenridge High School for four seasons where he helped lead the Cowboys to their first Minnesota State High School Tournament berth in 36 years. He was also named the Section 8AA Coach of the Year in 2015.
Bormann started his coaching career path while he was at Concordia. During his sophomore through senior years on campus he was the junior varsity coach for Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School. After graduation, he became a graduate assistant at Augustana University (S.D.) for two seasons and was then hired as the the top assistant at Lakeland College in Wisconsin in 2008. Bormann returned to the area when he was hired as the lead assistant coach at the University of Jamestown in the summer of 2011. He helped coach the Jimmies for one season and was then offered the head coaching position at Breckenridge.
In addition to his head coaching responsibilities, Bormann was involved in other aspects of the Moorhead educational community. He was the Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Moorhead HS since 2016 and also oversaw a comprehensive city-wide youth program that included over 350 boys from grades K-12.
Bormann earned his bachelor of arts degree in Biology Education from Concordia in 2006. He went on to gain his master's degree in Education from Augustana University (S.D.) in 2008.