Timothy Pyznarski (born February 4, 1960) is a former professional baseball player for the San Diego Padres in 1986. He was selected fifteenth in the first round of the 1981 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics. He grew up on the South side of Chicago, attending Marist High School. Pyznarski led Marist to the IHSA Class AA State Championship in 1978. After a stellar high school career, he went on to attend Eastern Illinois. He set several offensive records at EIU. After a brilliant career in the minors, highlighted by The Sporting News & Topps 1986 Minor League Player of the Year Award, Pyznarski enjoyed a brief stint in the majors. Pyznarski now is an assistant coach at Marist and is raising his daughter Mandy who is a senior at Marist.