MTSU Baseball Winter Pitching/Catching and Hitting/Defense
Players will be working closely with the MTSU Coaching Staff on the fundamentals of Pitching, Catching, Hitting, and Defense. Each skill group will have specific drills and techniques presented to players that we do daily here at MTSU. Players will be split into groups and assigned stations that are working on certain techniques throughout the day with hands on coaching from our staff.
January 13th 2024 – Pitching/Catching Skill Work
9am – 1pm
January 13th 2024 – Hitting/Defense Skill Work
2pm – 6pm
*Makeup Date is January 14th 2024 Pending Inclement Weather*
Event Type: Clinics
Rules & Policies
MTSU Baseball Camps are fully covered by liability insurance.
We will provide an Athletic Trainer on site at all times.
What to look forward to...
Coaches & Organizers you might meet...
After serving as Associate Head Coach/Pitching Coach during the 2022 season, Jerry Meyers was promoted to Head Coach of the Blue Raider baseball program in August of 2022.
“I am very appreciative and excited for this opportunity,” Meyers said. “I’m thankful our administration has trusted me with the responsibility of guiding the young men in our program.”
In his first season, Meyers coached two Conference USA Second Team All-Conference pitchers in Trent Seibert and Jaden Hamm, and an All-Freshman team pitcher in James Sells.
Peyton Wigginton earned Conference USA Pitcher of the Week May 16 after a complete-game shutout performance at Rice.
Blue Raider pitchers combined to throw five complete games and record 421 strikeouts. Newcomers such as Sells and Jalen Wirtz each proved to be reliable arms on the MT pitching staff while Hamm set new career highs in strikeouts (65) and innings pitched (59.1).
Following the season, pitchers Wigginton and Zach Keenan signed professional contracts in the American Association.
“I have great respect for the Blue Raider program and its history,” Meyers said after his promotion. “There have been many outstanding players and coaches that have built this program and its proud tradition over many years. It will be our mission to compete every day to make Blue Raider Nation proud.”
Meyers enjoyed immense success in his baseball career both as head coach at Old Dominion for six years, and as a longtime assistant at South Carolina, where he served as Pitching Coach and Associate Head Coach for 15 seasons during two separate stints.
Meyers developed 17 All-American pitchers during his time at South Carolina, where his pitching staffs generally ranked near the top of the SEC and nationally, in wins, earned run average, strikeouts and WHIP. Several of his former collegiate pitchers have reached the professional ranks.
Meyers won 167 games in six seasons as Head Coach at Old Dominion, and he was also instrumental in the success of some of South Carolina’s most successful teams. South Carolina reached the College World Series six times during Meyers’ tenure as pitching coach. The Gamecocks won the national championship in 2011 and also reached the CWS championship game two other times (2002, 2012) with Meyers as Pitching Coach.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT JERRY MEYERS…
Ray Tanner, South Carolina AD, former HC at South Carolina
Jerry Meyers is a national championship pitching coach. He is among the best in all of college baseball. The impact that he will have on the MTSU pitching staff will be immediate. Jim Toman has always been respected as one of the great recruiters in college baseball, and in Coach Meyers, he has added a coach who will develop and mentor student-athletes to excel and reach new heights.
Tim Corbin, Head Baseball Coach, Vanderbilt
Jerry has always been one of the premier pitching coaches in the country. When you look at the South Carolina teams that he was a part of, pitching success was paramount, and he had a lot to do with that. At the heart of it, Jerry has a teacher’s spirit for pitching. He is a very good instructor.
Clarke Schmidt, Pitcher, New York Yankees
It’s tough to put into words the impact Coach Meyers has had on my career. Not only was he a great mentor and coach, but he made a lasting impact on me off the field. The amount of time that (Meyers) puts in behind the scenes doesn’t go unnoticed. He is relentless in his efforts to not only help the individual player, but also help the pitching staff and team. I will forever be grateful for the time I got to spend with Coach Meyers throughout my college experience, and I’m thankful to still have a strong relationship with him today.
Tyler Webb, Pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
Coach Meyers is one of the very best pitching coaches I have had the pleasure of working with throughout my baseball career. I still use things that he has taught me such as mound presence and tempo to this day. He has an innate ability to communicate his message in a way that you, the individual, can understand. He elevates any program he’s a part of.
Kevin Nichols joined the Blue Raider coaching staff on July 26, 2022 and currently serves as the team’s associate head coach.
Nichols comes to Murfreesboro after five seasons at College of Charleston, where he served as the team’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, and oversaw hitting and base running. Before College of Charleston, Nichols was the head coach of Erskine College from 1999 to 2017.
2017-2022 Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator – College of Charleston
Nichols helped lead the Cougars to a 148-87 record while overseeing recruiting and offense. College of Charleston won the 2022 CAA regular season championship with a 19-5 record, which included an undefeated home conference record.
The Cougars proved to be a tough opponent against Power 5 schools while Nichols was on staff, including a sweep of Georgia, and wins over Texas, South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, Kansas State and Arizona.
1999-2017 Head Baseball Coach/Assistant Athletic Director – Erskine College
Nichols guided Erskine College baseball program for 18 seasons. Highlights include breaking the school’s single season record for wins in 2008, topping the 40-win mark three times in 2006 (42-16) 2008 (44-13) and 2010 (41-15), leading the Fleet to their first NCAA regional appearance, the 2016 conference championship and winning 2016 Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year.
In his 18 seasons, Nichols amassed 588 career wins. He picked up his 434th career win on February 6th 2013, moving him past Harry Stillie as the winningest baseball coach in program history. Nichols picked up his 500th career victory as the Flying Fleet defeated Anderson 19-2 on Feb. 17, 2015.
Under Nichols, 35 players have signed professional contracts, 100 have been named All-Conference, 33 have earned All-Region honors, six have been named CVAC Freshmen of the Year, three have been named Conference Player of the Year, two have been named Pitcher of the Year 12 have been named All-American, and two players have won National Player of the Year honors (Casey Smith, 2005 and Bryan Fogle, 2010).
He spearheaded improvements to Grier Field in his tenure, including a new professional playing surface, installation of a new drainage system, irrigation system, a new scoreboard, regulation size fence, bullpens, a fairway mower for the field, new locker room and team room, and a five ft. brick wall that surrounds the field.
Individual NCAA Records and Honors Under Nichols:
– Shelton Cisson NCAA career Hits Leader (366) 2004-2007
– Bryan Fogle NCAA career Home Run Leader (73) 2007-2010
– Bryan Fogle NCAA career Total Base Leader (630) 2007-2010
– Bryan Fogle NCAA career Runs Batted In Leader (310) 2007-2010
– Chas Anthony NCAA career Doubles Leader (87) 2007-2010
– Atlee Pearson NCAA career Saves Leader (33) 2008-2011
– Casey Smith NCAA National Player of the Year (2005)
– Bryan Fogle NCAA National Player of the Year (2010)
Nichols was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1996 MLB Draft. During his professional career, Nichols spent time in Martinsville, Piedmont, and Clearwater.
A member of the PBR (Professional Baseball Representatives), Nichols has also served on the NCAA regional committee for four years.
In 2016 Nichols was Inducted into the Conference Carolinas Hall of Fame “Legends of the Game” award.
The 1996 graduate of Alabama met his wife Kristy in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and has 3 children Libby (21), Brick (18) and Jax (16).
Middle Tennessee hired Ryan Huber as Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator in Fall 2023.
“Huber will be a great addition to our program in many ways. He’s an outstanding coach and communicator that has a great feel for the game. He is an excellent evaluator of talent and has recruited student-athletes at a high level. He’ll play a big role on our staff and we’re excited to have him on board,” said head coach Jerry Meyers.
Huber comes to Murfreesboro from the University of Memphis, where he served as assistant coach as well as catching, infield and camp coordinator.
In his four seasons with the Tigers, he guided a defense which consistently ranked at or near the top of the American Athletic Conference in fielding percentage. In 2023, Huber oversaw the development of two new first baseman in Shane Cox and Anthony Hansen, with Cox compiling a 1.000 fielding percentage and Hansen following closely at .996.
The Tigers had a .975 fielding percentage as a team in 2022, which was the second-best in program history. Huber also guided 1B Jacob Compton to First Team All-AAC honors.
Huber was instrumental in the development of C Hunter Goodman in 2021, who was a preseason First Team All-American, Second Team All-American and fourth round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies.
Before his time at Memphis, Huber served as assistant coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College from 2018-19, where he oversaw three infielders claim TCCAA Gold Glove honors. Huber was also a travel baseball coach at Memphis Baseball Academy from 2016-19.
Huber played two years at Motlow State Community College from 2011-12. After a year at Freed-Hardeman University in 2013, he finished his collegiate playing career at Bethel University in 2014.
Middle Tennessee hired Adam Wisniewski as Assistant Coach / Pitching Development in Fall 2023.
Wisniewski comes to Murfreesboro from Lincoln Memorial University, where he served as pitching coach in 2023. While with the Harrogate, Tenn. program, he was responsible for organizing the daily pitching philosophies, practice plans, recruiting, and in-game strategy for the pitching staff.
“Wisniewski brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our staff. He will be instrumental in coordinating and implementing the development of our pitching staff on a daily basis. He connects well with our players and instructs effectively on all levels. Our program will benefit greatly with Adam on staff,” said head coach Jerry Meyers.
Before LMU, Wisniewski held the role of Director of Player Development / Baseball Operations at Old Dominion University. While with the Monarchs from 2018-22, he was involved in all aspects of the program, including operations, player development and recruiting. Wisniewski assisted with organizing the daily pitching philosophies, practice plans and in-game strategy for the ODU pitching staff.
He also oversaw pitching staffs that averaged 40 wins over a three-year period from 2020-22, including a 44-win team in ’21 which won the CUSA Championship, was seeded No. 11 nationally in the NCAA tournament, and advanced to the Columbia Regional final. Wisniewski assisted in developing 10 All-Conference pitchers and six MLB draft selections in his five years in Norfolk, Va.
Before his time at ODU, Wisniewski was the head coach of high school travel program Old Dominion Hitters in Norfolk. He entered the coaching ranks after a professional baseball stint with the Frontier League’s Evansville Otters from 2011-12.
Wisniewski is a 2012 graduate from Old Dominion, where he played for the Monarchs from 2010-11 after transferring from Louisburg College. While serving as a member of the ODU pitching staff, Wisniewski was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team and was a NCBWA National Stopper of the Year Finalist in 2011, while setting the ODU single-season record for saves with 15.
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