July 11, 2011
Myers promoted to head coach at
Myers has been elevated to head coach at Western Kentucky.
An assistant with the Hilltoppers for the past
four years, Myers was associate head coach for the past two
seasons. The pitching coach and top recruiter, Myers helped WKU
reach the NCAA Tournament in two of the past four years. He
replaces Chris Finwood, who resigned to become head coach at Old
Prior to his arrival at WKU, Myers was an
assistant for three seasons at Auburn. Four Tiger hurlers were
taken in the first 13 rounds of the MLB Draft.
Myers was head coach at UNC Asheville from
2001-04. He was Big South Coach of the Year in 2003 and set
school records for victories and conference wins.
A native of Carmichael, Calif., Myers was a
pitcher at Tennessee for two seasons (1996-97). He helped the
Volunteers reach the NCAA tourney both years and UT advanced to
the regional finals in 1996. Myers had a career record of 13-4
with the Vols.
WKU was 33-24 this past season, including 17-13
in the Sun Belt. The pitching staff was first the conference in
fewest walks (178), second in saves (13) and third in strikeouts
(414). Sophomore left-hander Tanner Perkins led the league with
a 2.32 ERA and was second team all-conference. Right-hander
Justin Hageman was a Freshman All-American and SBC Freshman of
the Year. Junior righty Phil Wetherell was taken in the eighth
round of the MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.
Click here for list of 2011 Division I head coaching changes.
(photo courtesy of WKUSports.com)