Auburn Hires Clint Meyers – One of Best Softball Coaches in College Sports

By Posted on: June 14th, 2013 in News, Other Sports 5 Comments »
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Auburn has hired Arizona State Head Coach Clint Meyers to become the Tigers’ second head coach in program history. Meyers is considered one of the top coaches in the country.

While at ASU he has taken his team to eight straight Super Regionals and seven appearances in the College World Series, winning two National Championships in 2008 and 2011.

The Sun Devils have averaged 53 wins per season, giving Meyers an overall record of 427-102 in eight seasons in Tempe.

Before coming to Arizona State, Meyers had a .678 winning percentage in 19 seasons at Central Arizona College’s baseball and softball teams. From 1996-2005, he was the head baseball coach where he took CAC to the Junior College World Series twice, winning the National Championship in 2002. As the head softball coach from 1987-1995, he won six national championships and was named National Coach of the Year six times.

Meyers who will be bringing his two sons along as assistant coaches says he is excited for the,” Opportunity to become part of what I feel is a total community family in the town of Auburn was one I absolutely could not pass up. Thank you for giving me and my family this … “Adventure.” We hope that you will enjoy the ride with us for years to come.”

Auburn AD, Jay Jacobs said, “When we began our search for a new softball coach, the goal was to find a proven winner who could help us compete for championships. We could not have found a coach who better fits that criteria than Clint Myers … Anytime you can hire a coach who has won two National Championships and been to the Women’s College World Series seven out of eight years, it’s obviously a huge win for your program.”

It clearly is an outstanding hire. One that shows Jay Jacobs is serious about bringing in top coaches to compete for championships. Now if Jacobs can bring home the bacon for the baseball team it will definitely be “a huge win.”

Editors note:
Reports out of Auburn is that Oklahoma Coach Sunny Galloway was on campus today interviewing for the baseball opening and may be offered the job in the next 24 hours.

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  1. War Eagle Girl War Eagle Girl says:

    I am totally excited about this hire!! And his sons will bring in the talent. And maybe a family dynasty…….he did say for years to come….right?! War Eagle and welcome to the loveliest village!!

  2. [...] He delivered today in a big way with the hiring of Galloway to replace John Pawlowski and Clint Meyers to shepherd the softball program. Yes Jacobs hit a home run with these hires; now we will see if Golloway can get the Tiger Baseball [...]

  3. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    If we get an SEC channel, I hope they show softball and baseball. I was able to watch the women’s softball world series on Fox Sports and really enjoyed it. This should be a shot in the arm for our team.

  4. TigerWoman says:

    Excited about this. I’m looking forward to seeing coach Meyers take our team to the college world series.

  5. KoolBell KoolBell says:

    I disagree with the title of this post. Myers is not one of the best, he is head and shoulders, the best!
    The fact that Auburn, read Jay Jacobs, went out and hired the best coach in America for our Women’s softball team makes me very happy!

    WAR EAGLE!