Longtime Gamecock Meyers takes medical leave
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Longtime South Carolina pitching coach Jerry Meyers is taking an indefinite medical leave from the program and will not return to his former position.
The school announced Meyers departure Friday. It did not specify Meyers’ medical condition, only Gamecocks coach Mark Kingston saying in a statement that Meyers’ “health must be his top priority.”
Meyers finished his 16th season with the Gamecocks, working under then baseball coach Ray Tanner from 1996-2004 and returning to South Carolina in August of 2010 to help the team to its second straight College World Series title in 2011. Meyers remained as pitching coach for coach Chad Holbrook after Tanner became athletic director following the 2012 season.
Meyers had been retained as pitching coach this spring by Kingston after Holbrook was let go.