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After three years spent building the Indiana State baseball team into a winning program, Lindsay Meggs took over as Washington's head baseball coach prior to the 2010 seasons. Meggs' hiring was announced on July 27, 2009.
In his first season, Meggs improved the Huskies' wins total over the prior year by five, finishing the season 28-28 overall. In his time in charge at the UW, Meggs has begun a turnaround with aggressive recruiting and in his efforts to make major improvements to the Huskies' facilities.
Last season (2012), the Huskies make another big step forward, finishing the season with a 30-25 overall record, their best finish in half a decade.
Meggs and the Huskies will look to take another step forward in 2013 as a veteran group returns to the batting order, complemented by a large and talented pitching staff, will propel the UW into the new year.
Meggs, 49, who won two NCAA Division II national titles while at Chico State, served as the Indiana State head coach for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons. In 2009, he was named Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year after leading Indiana State to a 33-21 overall record and a 15-7 mark in MVC play, good enough to earn the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.
Meggs was the first Sycamores coach to earn MVC Coach of the Year since 1984. After being picked to finish sixth in the league's preseason poll, Indiana State's second-place finish was its highest since 1998. Meggs' 2009 squad boasted nine players who earned some level of all-conference honors, including four first-team selections.
Prior to his three years in Terre Haute, Meggs spent 13 seasons (1994-2006) as the head coach at Chico State, where the posted a 538-228-4 overall record and won two NCAA Division II national championships, in 1997 and 1999. While at Chico State, Meggs' teams made it to the D-II World Series seven times and won eight conference crowns. Meggs was named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year twice and was the regional coach and conference coach of the year seven times each.
In total, Meggs' career record as a four-year college head coach stands at 660-372-4 over 18 seasons. Prior to his 13 seasons in Chico, Meggs was head coach at Long Beach City College for three seasons, going 75-51-1 with three trips to the playoffs during his term with the Vikings.
He was also head coach at Oxnard College (1989-90) and was an assistant coach at Cal Lutheran (1988-89) and De Anza Junior College (1987-88) Born in San Jose, Calif., and graduate of Saratoga (Calif.) High School, Meggs attended UCLA, where he played four seasons as a starting third baseman on the baseball team.
He earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 1983, was drafted by the Brewers in 1983 and was signed by the Royals after being taken in the 15th round of the 1984 draft. Meggs earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA in 1985 and his master's in education-physical education from Asuza Pacific in 1992. He and his wife, Teresa, have three children: Joe, Kelly and Jack. Joe is a senior on the UW baseball team while Jack, a senior in high school, has signed a letter of intent to join his father's program in 2013-14. Kelly is a basketball player at UC Irvine.