“I started playing basketball at the age of five at the YMCA,” Mettile said.
He also started playing baseball, then when he reached middle school he went out for the track team. Before leaving CVMS he broke the track record in the 110-meter hurdles,
At CHS, Mettile earned one letter in basketball and four letters in track. He was a three-time All-American Conference champion in the 110-meter hurdles and won the crown for the 300-meter hurdles in his junior year.
He competed at the AAU National Track meet and finished 21st nationally in the decathlon.
He also is a person that enjoys giving back and helping younger athletes. He volunteers his time as a hurdles coach for the middle school track team that gave him his start in the sport.
Mettile said he chose Mount Union for two reasons.
“I like Mount Union because it is a small school that gives more individual attention to the students,” Mettile said. “Also it has a great exercise science facility and I get to play basketball and run track.”
Mettile plans to do his undergraduate studies in exercise science then attend graduate school for a degree in physical therapy.
Photo by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Canfield senior Tyler Mettile was joined by his mother Jill Newland (seated), father Gene Mettile and grandparents John and Edie Sinclair as he signed to play basketball and run track at Mount Union this fall.