South Carolina pitching coach Jerry Meyers is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence and stepping away from his post, the school announced Friday.
Meyers had been with the Gamecocks for 16 years over two stints, serving first under Ray Tanner from 1996-2004 before departing for a head coaching opportunity at Old Dominion. Meyers returned in 2010, and has been considered one of the architects of the Gamecocks’ College World Series success.
New head coach Mark Kingston issued a statement of support:
One of the best. Tremendous coach and person that I have enjoyed working with from day one. He has our full support through this. https://t.co/HEOHj74oaw— Mark Kingston (@CoachKingUSC) November 3, 2017
South Carolina, which just wrapped up fall ball this past week, will begin the search for a new pitching coach immediately. D1 Baseball writer Kendall Rogers thinks options will be plentiful:
.@GamecockBasebll will begin a national search for a new pitching coach. SC pays well, power program — candidate field will be good.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersD1) November 3, 2017
All the best to Meyers and his family.