Lindsay Meggs

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Lindsay Meggs
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Washington
Conference Pac-12
Record 140–139   (.502)
Biographical details
Born c. 1962 (age 51–52)
San Jose, California
Alma mater

UCLA, B.S. 1985

Azusa Pacific University,
M.Ed. 1992
Playing career
1981–1984 UCLA
Position(s) Third baseman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988
1989
1990
1991–1993
1994–2006
2007–2009
2010–present
De Anza (asst.)
Cal Lutheran (asst.)
Oxnard
Long Beach City College
Chico State
Indiana State
Washington
Head coaching record
Overall 217–218     (.499), Div. I
538–228–4 (.701), Div. II
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Division II National Champions: 1997, 1999
Awards
Coach of the Year: MVC (2009), Pac-12 (2014)

Lindsay Meggs (born c. 1962) is an American college baseball coach, the head coach at the University of Washington in Seattle since July 2009.[1][2][3][4]

Early years[edit]

Born in San Jose, California, Meggs graduated from Saratoga High School in Saratoga and played college baseball at UCLA, starting at third base all four years. He was honorable mention All-Conference in 1983, and drafted after both his junior and senior years. Selected in the 15th round of the 1984 MLB Draft, Meggs signed with the Kansas City Royals and enjoyed a brief professional career before returning to UCLA to complete his degree.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing career ended, Meggs began coaching at De Anza College in Cupertino, serving as an assistant for a season in 1988 before moving south to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks for another season. Meggs earned his first head coaching opportunity at Oxnard College where he worked for one year in 1990, then moved to Long Beach City College for three seasons. At LBCC, his teams went 75–51–1 (.594) and made the playoffs each year.

Chico State[edit]

Meggs moved north to Cal State Chico in 1994, where he was head coach for 13 years. The Wildcats were a Division II national power under him, winning two national championships, appearing seven times in the Division II College World Series, and claiming eight conference titles. Meggs was Division II National Coach of the Year twice, and regional and conference coach of the year seven times each.[4] The Wildcats' home venue, Ray Bohler Field, was renovated in 1997 and became the 4,200-seat Nettleton Stadium.

Indiana State[edit]

Meggs' success at Chico State landed him a Division I job at Indiana State in Terre Haute, where he worked for three years. The Sycamores were 33–21 (.625) overall and finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference after being picked to finish sixth in the preseason. Four players were named first team All-Conference that season, with five others earning other conference awards. Meggs was named MVC Coach of the Year for his efforts.[4][5]

Washington[edit]

In 2009, Meggs was introduced as the new head coach at Washington on July 27.[1][2] In his first season in 2010, the Huskies were 28–28, an improvement of five wins over the previous season.[4] Among his efforts at Washington has been seeking additional facility enhancements, particularly to Husky Ballpark and the Huskies' indoor facilities.[6] After the 2012 season, three additional years were added to his contract, through 2018.[7]

Following Washington's runner-up finish in the conference in 2014,[8] Meggs was named Pac-12 coach of the year.[9] Picked in the preseason to finish low in the standings, the Huskies posted a 21-9 record in conference and made their first post-season appearance in a decade.[10] Although ranked in the national top ten for much of the season, Washington was overlooked as a regional host.[10] In the NCAA regional at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Washington was the runner-up, losing two close games to the host Rebels. Both games with Ole Miss were decided by one run and both had over 9,300 in attendance at Swayze Field.[11] [12] (The Rebels won their Super Regional on the road and advanced to semifinals of the College World Series). That summer, Meggs was granted a six-year contract extension at Washington, worth $2.2 million.[13]

Head coaching record[edit]

Division II[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chico State Wildcats (NCAC / CCAC) (1994–2006)
1994 Chico State 26–27 15–20 3rd
1995 Chico State 29–25–2 18–17 3rd
1996 Chico State 43–17 25–10 1st Regional champions
1997 Chico State 52–11 30–5 1st National champions
1998 Chico State 37–17 23–12 T-1st National semifinals
1999 Chico State 50–17 28–12 2nd National champions
2000 Chico State 45–12 30–7 1st Regional champions
2001 Chico State 35–16 25–12 2nd
2002 Chico State 55–10 33–7 1st National finals
2003 Chico State 36–18 24–14 2nd
2004 Chico State 42–21–1 23–15–1 1st National quarterfinals
2005 Chico State 42–16–1 24–11 1st National quarterfinals
2006 Chico State 46–21 18–11 4th National finals
Chico State: 538–228–4 (.701) 316–153–1 (.673)
Total: 538–228–4 (.701)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Source:[14]

  • NCAC disbanded after 1998 season; joined CCAC

Division I[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Indiana State Sycamores (MVC) (2007–2009)
2007 Indiana State 26–26 7–17 8th
2008 Indiana State 18–32 9–15 7th
2009 Indiana State 33–21 15–7 2nd
Indiana State: 77–79 (.494) 31–39 (.443)
Washington Huskies (Pacific-10/12) (2010–present)
2010 Washington 28–28 7–17 9th
2011 Washington 17–37 6–21 10th
2012 Washington 30–25 13–17 7th
2013 Washington 24-32 15-15 t-6th
2014 Washington 41-17 21-9 2nd NCAA Regional
Washington: 140–139 (.502) 62–79 (.440)
Total: 217–218 (.499)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Source:[4][15]

  • The Pac-10 became the Pac-12 after the 2011 season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Washington hires Meggs as new baseball coach". Seattle Times. July 26, 2009. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Wyrwich, Tom (July 27, 2009). "Familiar situation for new Washington baseball coach Lindsay Meggs". Seattle Times. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wood, Terry (February 16, 2010). "New baseball coach Lindsay Meggs hopes to upgrade Husky Ballpark". Seattle Times. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Head Baseball Coach Lindsay Meggs". gohuskies.com. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indiana State Tabs Lindsay Meggs as Baseball Coach". mvc-spots.com. July 20, 2006. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Terry Wood (February 16, 2010). "New baseball coach Lindsay Meggs hopes to upgrade Husky Ballpark". Seattle Times. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ Brian Foley (September 11, 2012). "Washington extends Head Coach Lindsay Meggs through 2017". collegebaseballdaily.com. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Baseball: final standings". Pacific-12 Conference. 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "UW’s Meggs, Forgione lead Huskies on Pac-12 baseball team". Seattle Times. May 28, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Jude, Adam (May 26, 2014). "Washington’s baseball team sent to regional in Mississippi and will face Georgia Tech first". Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Postgame Notes: Ole Miss vs. Washington - Regional Championship". University of Mississippi Atletics: Baseball. June 2, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ Potter, Davis (June 2, 2014). "Washington knocked out of NCAA baseball regionals in 3-2 defeat against Mississippi". Seattle Times. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ Jude, Adam (July 14, 2014). "UW gives baseball coach Lindsay Meggs six-year contract extension". Seattle Times. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Baseball media guide". Chico State Athletics. 2014. pp. 4, 5, 28. 
  15. ^ "2013 Pacific-12 Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 

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