Jan. 23, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane baseball program and head coach Rick Jones have announced the hiring of Brian Meyer as the clubs Director of Baseball Operations. Meyer joins the Green Wave after coaching stops at Wright State University and Otterbein University, where he was a three-year starter for the Cardinals.
"I think our program found the perfect combination in Brian," said Tulane head coach Rick Jones. "We have an aggressive young professional that has played college baseball and has coached at the Division I level. His experience coaching at the Division I level is something that we really targeted when we were filling this position and Brian has that. He brings all of the necessary traits to wear a lot of different hats for our program and that is what this position requires."
While at Wright State, Meyer helped lead the Raiders to the 2011 NCAA Tournament and win a pair Horizon League titles in 2010 and 2011. Meyer worked with the outfielders, aided with hitting instruction and acted as the bench coach on game day. The Raiders ranked among the national leaders in a slew of offensive categories during Meyers three seasons on campus, including finishing the 2011 campaign ranked second in batting average and 16th in slugging percentage.
Before joining the staff at WSU in 2010, Meyer spent three seasons with his alma mater and worked as the co-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 and had 15 players selected to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference teams, five players named to the All-Region squad and one player garnered All-American honors.
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.