Green Wave Eye Return to the NCAA Tournament in 2013
Green Wave Ended 2012 with a 38-20 Overall Record
Seven Earn All-Conference USA Honors, Five Honored as All-State
Meyer Spent Two Seasons at Wright State Before Joining Jones' Staff
Brian Meyer begins his fifth season with the Green Wave as the programs director of operations. Meyer made coaching stops at Wright State University and Otterbein College, where he was a three-year starter at second base, before assuming his role at Tulane in 2012.
During Meyer’s time in college baseball, he has tutored three All-Americans, 12 MLB Draft picks and 37 all-conference honorees.
Wright State had one of their most successful stretches of baseball with Meyer in the dugout. Meyer worked closely with head coach Rob Cooper in helping lead the Raiders to the 2011 NCAA Tournament as well as a pair of Horizon League titles in 2010 and 2011. Meyer worked with the outfielders, aided with hitting instruction and acted as the first-base coach on game day.
In 2011, the Raiders went 36-19 and ranked second in the NCAA in batting average (.322) and 16th in slugging percentage on their way to a Horizon League Regular Season Championship, a conference tournament title and an NCAA Regional berth. Meyer played a crucial role in the tutelage of All-American and Horizon League Player of the Year Jake Hibberd as well as Horizon League Newcomer of the Year Corey Davis. Joining Hibberd and Davis on the First-Team All-Horizon League squad were infielders Zach Tanner and Justin Kopale and outfielder Tristan Moore. That season, Hibberd became one of just 11 players in conference history to be named first-team all-conference three different times.
In Meyer’s first season in Fairborn, the Raiders captured the Horizon League Regular Season Championship with an overall record of 31-25. Wright State hit at a clip of .338 – tops in the conference and 16th nationally – while leading the league in fielding percentage (.968). Six hitters earned All-Horizon League First Team honors that season.
Before joining the staff at WSU in 2010, Meyer spent three seasons with his alma mater and worked as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. The Cardinals ranked among the national leaders in home runs, doubles and fielding percentage during Meyer's time with the program, averaging 461 hits, 92 doubles and a .331 batting average over the three seasons Meyer was with the program.
Individually, Otterbein had 15 players selected to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference teams, five players All-Region squad members and one All-American during Meyer’s tenure.
In 2009, the Cardinals clubbed 52 home runs – good for fourth most in school history – including a school-record 18 from Third Team All-American Brian Hiscox. The team posted a .339 batting average for the second-highest mark in single-season school history, while posting 92 doubles and 471 hits.
The 2008 squad hit .324 with 83 doubles and 427 hits, but was also known for its defense, as the Cardinals led the Ohio Athletic Conference in fielding percentage (.967) while also ranking seventh nationally in the category.
Otterbein had one of its finest seasons in 2007, as the Cardinals were ranked No. 1 in the preseason polls before wrapping up the season No. 20 by Collegiate Baseball. The Cardinals set a single-season school record with 103 doubles while posting the second-most hits in school history with 485. The Cardinals secured a spot in the NCAA Midwest Regional after picking up the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship.
Meyer also worked with the Licking County Settlers of the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League, serving as the head coach during the summer of 2010. That season, he was named the GLCSL Manager of the Year after guiding the Settlers to their first regular-season title and a final national ranking of 23. The squad set franchise records for and led the league in wins, batting average, runs scored, hits, home runs, doubles, on base percentage, and slugging percentage.
In 2008 and 2009, Meyer was the hitting coach for the Settlers as the team set program records for wins, batting average, doubles and on-base percentage. While with LC, the team has had seven players named to the All-GLSCL team and set 10 program records over two seasons.
Meyer had an opportunity to coach during the 2014 season at Tulane when head coach Rick Jones went down with an illness. Meyer stepped in and served as the third base coach for the latter half of the season when Jake Gautreau assumed the interim head coach title. The Green Wave led the NCAA in double plays per game during the 2014 campaign.
In addition to his collegiate experience, Meyer was selected as a member of USA Baseball’s NTIS Task Force in 2015. The group is responsible for sending players to join the 17U National Training Development Program.
During his playing days, Meyer was a three-year starter at second base for Otterbein. Meyer earned 2000 OHSBCA First Team All-Ohio honors. His name can be found throughout the Otterbein record book, as his 18 stolen bases in 2003 tied the single-season school record. His 33 career stolen bases are good for eighth most in school history.
Meyer graduated from Otterbein with his Bachelor's of Arts in Sports Management in 2004 and went on to earn his K-12 Physical Education Teaching License in 2005. The North Royalton, Ohio, native went on to earn his Masters of Arts in Education from Otterbein in June of 2009. He is married to the former Ashley Wilson.