Lindsay Meggs never planned on coaching his kids. As Washington’s baseball coach watched his three children – Joe, Kelly and Jack – grow up, he thought there would always be a level of separation between coach and dad.
But Jack and Joe, well, they had other ideas.
Throughout their childhood, the boys built a bond with baseball. They fell in love with the game, because they had an all-access pass to the programs their father coached.
“They always thought they were on the team,” said Teresa, their mother. “That’s what the boys always dreamed of, playing for their dad.”
Whether they were shagging fly balls in the outfield at Chico State or watching their father rebuild the program at Indiana State, both boys envisioned a future with their father.
“We spent so much time around the field with my dad and his teams growing up, I think it almost would have been weird not to play for him,” said Joe, who played for his father at Indiana State and Washington.
As Lindsay’s boys got older, he realized if he didn’t coach them, he would never see them play college baseball. Once Joe decided to join the program at Indiana State, Lindsay learned to balance the roles of coach and father.