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South Carolina pitching coach Jerry Meyers steps away

The Gamecocks are now back in the coaching market after Meyers’ announcement.

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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:

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:

All the best to Meyers and his family.