Blue Valley Southwest - Coaching Staff

Tyler Kincaid

Head Baseball Coach


Coach Kincaid is entering his 4th year as the baseball coach at BVSW. He arrived in the fall for the 2019 season after spending the previous 16 years at the collegiate level, most recently with the University of San Diego and Kansas State University. Kincaid received both his bachelor’s (Kinesiology, 2001) and master’s (Secondary Education, 2005) degrees from San Francisco State University. He is married to the former Jennifer Vega, and the couple has two children, their son Grant (9), and daughter Audrey (8).

Kincaid’s Coaching Experience (22 Years)

2019-Present – Blue Valley Southwest

Summer 2018: USA Baseball – Tournament of Stars

2016-2018: Kansas State University

2010-2015: University of San Diego

2005-09: Chatham A’s (Cape Cod Baseball League)

2006-09: Palomar College

2004: Wenatche Applesox (Pacific International League)

2003-05: San Francisco State University

2001-02: St. Ignatius College Prep


Blue Valley Southwest HS Coaching Achievements (KS – 5A)

  • 2022 – 5A State Champions
    • 2022 Eastern Kansas League Champions
    • Set single season school records for strikeouts (216)
    • Lowest overall Average Runs Against (ARA-2.56) in the East
    • Outscored opponents 46-6 in playoffs (3 total earned runs; 1 ER at State)
    • Ben Bybee named EKL Pitcher of the Year
    • Charlie Christensen named 5A Pitcher of the Year
    • Tyler Kincaid named KABC 5A Coach of the Year; EKL Coach of the Year
  • 2021 – 5A State Champions
    • Set single season school records in 2021 for:
      • Wins (22-3)
      • League Wins (6-1 Eastern Kansas League)
      • Team Fielding Percentage (.980)
    • 1st Ever Regional Host
    • 1st Ever #1 Overall Seed – East Regionals
    • Outscored opponents 175-44 (37-3 in playoffs)
    • Lowest overall Average Runs Against (ARA-1.76) in the State – No matter the classification
    • Ben Kudrna named Gatorade Kansas Baseball Player of the Year; 5A Kansas Pitcher of the Year; EKL Co-Pitcher of the Year; ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner
    • Tyler Kincaid named KABC 5A Coach of the Year; Community for Coaches 2021 Metro KC – Male Coach of the Year

Kansas State Coaching Achievements (Division I)

  • 3 – Pitchers selected in MLB amateur draft (Two in the first 10 rounds)
  • 1 – 1st Team All Big XII selection.
  • 1 – Big XII Tournament Appearance, 2016.
  • Parker Rigler tossed K-State’s first no-hitter since 1991, and ninth ever, on March 5, 2017.
  • In addition to the no hitter, the Wildcat pitching staff tossed three more shutouts in 2017, the most in a single season since 2008.
  • In 2016, the K-State pitching staff finished third in program history for total strikeouts in a single season with 440. And it was the first time since 2011 that two Wildcat pitchers had 70+ strikeouts.
  • The Wildcat pitchers averaged 7.9 K per 9 Inn in 2016 which was the best mark for the team since 1976.
  • The 2016 Team ERA was 8th best in program history.

 University of San Diego Coaching Achievements (Division I)

  • West Coast Conference Champions – 2010, 2015
  • West Coast Conference Tournament Champions – 2013
  • Advanced to 3 NCAA Regionals – 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Advanced to Los Angeles Regional Final – 2013
  • 4 – Louisville Slugger All-Americans – One 2nd Team, Three 3rd
  • 2 – Louisville Slugger Freshman All-Americans
  • 10 – All WCC selections
  • 2 – WCC Pitcher of the Year – Kyle Blair 2010, David Hill 2015
  • 22 – Pitchers selected in MLB amateur draft (13 had never previously been drafted; 8 improved previous slot)

Palomar College Coaching Achievements (California Community College)

  • Pacific Coast Conference Champions – 2006, 2009.
  • Advanced to CCCBCA Playoffs 2006, 2008, 2009.
  • Conference Team ERA Leader – 2006, 2007, 2009.
  • 2 – California Community College All-Americans.
  • 1 – California Community College All-State – 2nd Team.
  • 6 – 1st Team All-Pacific Coast Conference Selections.
  • 29 – Pitchers moved on to 4 yr schools. (12 – Division I Program Signees)
  • 3 – Pitchers taken in MLB Draft out of Palomar
  • 10 – Pitchers drafted / signed after transferring to 4 year.
Draft Year Name Round | Pick Team MLB Debut
2015 PJ Conlon 13th | 389 New York Mets 7-May-18
2013 Dylan Covey 4th | 131 Oakland Athletics 14-Apr-17
2012 James Pazos 13th | 427 New York Yankees 5-Sep-15
2012 Paul Sewald 10th | 320 New York Mets 8-Apr-17
2010 AJ Griffin 13th | 395 Oakland Athletics 24-Jun-12
2010 Sammy Solis 2nd | 51 Washington Nationals 30-Apr-15
2008 James Hoyt FA | FA Houston Astros 3-Aug-16
2008 Nick Vincent 18th | 555 San Diego Padres 26-Jun-12
2006 Marcus Hatley 39th | 1169 Chicago Cubs 1-Jul-15


Twitter handle: @BVSW_BSB

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Rob Fleeup is entering his third year coaching at Blue Valley Southwest. For the 2021 Season, Coach Fleeup will be in charge of the infield and assisting with the offense.

He has spent time coaching at the youth, high school and college levels, as well as MLB amateur scouting for the last 20 years. Rob previously coached the C team at Bishop Miege, at the college level for Avila University Baseball program, in addition to NTIS USA Baseball and the Chandler World Baseball team.

Fleeup holds a B.S. in Fire Administration and is completing his Masters in Public Administration. He is married to Sharon, and their two Children graduated from Blue Valley HS, Samantha in 2011 and Will in 2016.


C Team Coach Bishop Miege

Avila University Volunteer Baseball Coach

Ban Johnson Summer College Team (BC)

Royals Scout Team Coach

Chandler World Coach

MLB Associate Scout

Kansas City Scouting Director Prep Baseball Report

Entering his second Season at BVSW, Coach Wade will be a varsity assistant in charge of catching and assisting with the offense.

Coaching experience: Rock Canyon High School – One year as the freshman coach and one year as a Varsity assistant.  Heritage High School – 2 years as a varsity assistant. During his 3 years as a varsity assistant, Coach Wade helped his teams finished in the top 5 in state.  Last year, I was slated to be the Sophomore coach at BVSW in 2020.

Playing experience: Played high school baseball in Colorado and attended Fort Hays State University. While at Fort Hays, played catcher and had occasional time in the outfield.

Three year letter winner at Blue Valley Southwest. Helped bring BVSW their first state championship for a team sport in 2015. Played four years of collegiate baseball as an infielder and outfielder for the University of Kansas.

Graduated in four years with a degree in information systems technology with a concentration in business analytics. Currently studying to obtain a masters in sport management.

Coach TJ Taylor joins for his first season with the BVSW baseball program.  He has been at BVSW since June 2019, coming aboard as a teacher in the PE department.  Taylor is also the head varsity girls basketball coach and an assistant football coach at BVSW.

Taylor completed his Master of Arts in Teaching, at Pittsburg State University (2019).  He did his student teaching with the Shawnee Mission School District, splitting his time with Belinder Elementary and Shawnee Mission West (SMW) High School.  Taylor also holds a Master of Arts in Sports Administration, at Wayne State University (2012), and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Coaching, at Grand Valley State University (2008).

Born and raised in Michigan, Taylor moved to Kansas City in 2013.  He was a four year letterwinner in both baseball and basketball, at Mattawan High School, from 2000-2004.  Taylor also spent time as an assistant baseball coach at his alma mater, Mattawan High School, from 2006-2007.

Taylor and his wife, Jenna, and their Golden Retriever, Piper, reside in Louisburg.