Eric Tyahla is a graduate of Adrian College of '14, and has been coaching at Adrian since graduation under Coach Deere. Initially taking over in the secondary in Fall of 2014, they were 1st in the Nation in 3rd down defense, also winning the MIAA championship. In 2015, Coach took over their Outside Linebackers and Safeties, and has remained as the OLB/Safeties Coach since. In 2016-2018, Tyahla also served as the recruiting coordinator, adding special teams in 2017. Going into Fall of 2019, Coach took over as the program's defensive coordinator.