Former WKU, BGHS coach Myers joins staff at UNCW

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North Carolina Wilmington announced Wednesday the hiring of Matt Myers as its pitching coach.

"Matt brings a wealth of information and knowledge of the game," UNCW coach Mark Scalf said in a release. "He's gained experience as a head coach and as an assistant from a broad range of levels. We're excited to add Matt to our staff."

Myers returns to the college game following three seasons (2016-18) as the head coach at Bowling Green High School. He previously served as the head coach at Western Kentucky.

"I'm extremely thankful and excited for the opportunity to work with such a highly-respected program, coaching staff and university," Myers said in a statement. "It's an honor to coach alongside coach Scalf and coach Randy Hood, two people I've had a lot of respect for in all my years of caching. Everything about this program and university exemplifies excellence, pride and professionalism. I cannot wait to get on the field and contribute towards getting this program to Omaha."

Myers began his coaching career as an assistant coach at North Carolina Asheville before being elevated to head coach of the Bulldogs. He was named Big South Conference coach of the year in 2003, his third season with the program.

Myers accepted a position as pitching coach at Auburn in 2005 and headed the Tigers' staff for three seasons. He helped the program to the NCAA Regionals in his first season and AU posted an earned run average of 3.89 and featured four pitchers selected in the Major League Baseball draft that June. Myers also had another hurler selected in 2006 and two more in 2007.

Myers moved to Bowling Green in 2008 and joined Chris Finwood's staff at WKU. The Hilltoppers won the Sun Belt Conference tournament that season and in 2009, WKU earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals and battled host Mississippi in the finals of the Oxford Regional.

In 2012, Myers was named head coach at WKU and directed the program for three campaigns. Myers had 18 players drafted, including seven pitchers. The Hilltoppers featured Kes Carter, a two-way player, who was picked by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round, the highest ever for the Hilltopper program.

Myers pitched two years for Tennessee and coach Rod Delmonico in 1996 and 1997 before embarking on his coaching career in 1999 as a graduate assistant for the Vols.