Tyler Spence began working for the Earthquakes Academy in August 2021. He is responsible for all strength and conditioning aspects for the entire Earthquakes Academy, including strength/power training, on-field injury prevention, activation, and GPS/Wellness. Prior to the Earthquakes, Tyler held the role of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Limestone University, a NCAA Division 2 university in South Carolina. While at Limestone, he was responsible for the strength and conditioning programs of 7 sports including Men’s and Women’s Soccer. His efforts contributed to 1 Men’s Soccer conference championship, 1 Women’s Field Hockey conference championship, and 2 Men’s Soccer NCAA appearances over 2 years.

In 2019, Tyler graduated from Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD) with a MS in Applied Health Physiology. During his two years at Salisbury, he held the role of Graduate Assistant Sports Performance Coach. In his role, he was responsible for the strength and conditioning programs of 4 teams including Men’s Soccer, while assisting the strength and conditioning program of the 12-time NCAA Division 3 National Champion Men’s Lacrosse team. He completed two professional internships at the University of Denver (2018) and the University of Maryland (2019) while completing his graduate degree.

Tyler is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and a USAW Level 1 Performance Coach through United States Weightlifting. He is also seeking additional certifications. He is also an Executive Council Member for the NSCA Soccer Special Interest Group.

Tyler is the son of Anne and Loyd Spence. He has one brother, Austin. He and his family are from Maryland, but his parents currently reside in Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, spending time with friends, and exploring his new city.

Contact Tyler Spence at tspence@sjearthquakes.com


  • Masters of Science in Applied Health Physiology, Salisbury University (2019)
  • Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Physiology, Lynchburg College (2016)