“What they’re saying” about WKU baseball coach Matt Myers

12 07 2011

A compliation of comments from various baseball people, per WKU:

DEREK LEE – Childhood friend and current Baltimore Orioles first baseman
“Matt and I are really good friends, I have known him pretty much all my life and we know each other through baseball. I think the school made a great decision in choosing Matt. I know his biggest passion in life is baseball and he is going to give everything he has to it. He knows the game inside and out, he was a great player. I know he is a great coach and I think he is going to take WKU to the next level.”

DAVE SERRANO – University of Tennessee Head Coach
“It comes with great pleasure to hear that Western Kentucky has chosen Matt Myers to lead its baseball program into the future. I have known Matt for a long time, both as a player and a coach, and have always had the utmost respect for him and how he carries out his responsibilities. The continued success and rise of Western Kentucky baseball is in good hands.”

CHRIS FINWOOD- Old Dominion University Head Coach
“I am so excited to see Matt named head baseball coach at WKU. Matt was an integral part of one of the most successful eras in WKU history and certainly deserving of this opportunity. Matt will continue the community involvement that has made WKU baseball and Bowling Green a special place and I couldn’t be more proud for him and all the Hilltoppers.”

MATT RIDINGS – Former Hilltopper and current pitcher in Kansas City Royals organization
“I am glad that Coach Myers is getting this opportunity. Every day he went to work and gave 100 percent to make us better as a team. I spent most of my time working with Coach Myers, and he was with me during every bullpen I threw. He is always positive and will help players out with any questions on and off the field. He knows the ropes having played the game, been a head coach previously, and a high-level assistant coach, and he is going to do a tremendous job with the WKU program. Coach Myers was instrumental in my development as a pitcher and a person, and I could not be happier that he is going to take the reins of the Hilltopper baseball program.”

MATT RICE- Former Hilltopper and current catcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization
“I am so excited that he has gotten this opportunity. I think he is an extremely capable coach that is going to take Western Kentucky’s program in the direction that everyone wants it to go. He has a lot of experience and he did countless, countless things for me while I was at WKU, so I am happy for him.”

HAL BAIRD- Former Auburn University Head Coach
“I consider Matt Myers to be one of the fine and up and coming young baseball coaches in the country and am thrilled that he is now going to be the head coach at Western Kentucky. It is a great hire for the university and he will represent the school well both on the field and off. He will put competitive teams on the field and continue the success of the program.”

ROD DELMONICO- Former University of Tennessee Head Coach (1990-2007, CWS in 1995, 2001, 2005)
“I can’t say enough good things about Matt. He is very knowledgeable, he has tremendous passion. He has a tremendous belief system in himself and wherever he happens to be. There is no doubt that the success that WKU has had is in direct correlation to his recruiting efforts and what he has done with the pitching staff. He deserves the position, he has worked hard. He will do a tremendous job. He’s one of those guys, I coached him for two years and he played on a couple championships teams and you just never know how a guy is going to do, but with him you always knew he would be successful because he was an overachiever on the field, he always got better.”




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12 07 2011
Ron Davis

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