From Staff Reports
Greencastle native and current Florida Southern Head Baseball Coach Pete Meyer has recently been named Assistant Athletic Director at Florida Southern College.
Meyer will continue his duties as head baseball coach, in addition to the various administrative duties that will come with the new position.
"Pete Meyer is an exceptional leader, on the field and off," President of Florida Southern College Dr. Anne Kerr said. "Combining his skills as both head coach and administrator will provide a strong addition to our championship athletic program. Pete's expanded role will continue our focus on building one of the nation's premier scholar-athlete programs."
Meyer led the Moccasins to their ninth Division II title last season, while taking home Division II Coach of the Year honors. In addition, Meyer was named South Regional and Sunshine State Conference Coach of the year.
"I am truly excited about this new opportunity," Meyer said. "We have an incredible foundation of athletic excellence here at FSC and I'm looking forward to helping build upon it. Not only will we share our past tradition of historic accomplishments, but we'll focus on what will be our accomplishments in the future."
Prior to joining the Florida Southern coaching staff in 1999, Meyer spent five seasons at Valdosta State as an assistant coach. He also worked as head baseball coach at Oglethorpe University, where he coordinated the start of its Division III baseball program in 1991.
Meyer was a four-year letterman at the College of Wooster in Ohio, graduating in 1987 with a degree in speech communication. He was a two-time honorable mention All-North Coast Conference player in 1985 and 1986, as well as a second-team selection in 1987.
Meyer has a 146-55-1 record in his four years as head coach at Florida Southern.
"Pete comes to this position with knowledge of the tradition of excellence of Florida Southern College. He has strong recognition in the community and is a great fit for this position," Florida Southern Athletic Director Lois Webb said.