Meyer enters his first season as the Sioux Falls Canaries' Manager. Meyer served as the Canaries’ pitching coach from 2007-2014, and during his seven years the Birds, the Canaries won the American Association League Championship in 2008, and the North Division in 2010. Prior to rejoining the Canaries, Meyer served as hitting coach in 2015 and 2016 for the South Division powerhouse Laredo Lemurs. He guided them to a record of 115-85 over the two seasons, as well as an American Association Championship in 2015.
Prior to his coaching career, Meyer played collegiately at the University of Arizona. The St. Louis Cardinals selected Meyer in the 23rd round of the 2000 draft. Meyer played three seasons with the Cardinals, reaching as high as High A ball before joining the Independent ranks, playing with the St. Paul Saints, the Baton Rouge Riverboats and the Allentown Ambassadors from 2002-2006.
Meyer was drafted out of Sabino High School in Tuscon, Ariz. by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 69th round of the 1996 MLB Draft, but instread chose to attend Arizona.
In three seasons in the Cardinals’ system, Meyer went 4-7 with a 5.52 ERA in 67 appearances for New Jersey, Peoria, and Potomac. He played seasons with the Ambassadors in the Northern League East and the Riverboats in the Southeastern League before joining the Saints.
In three seasons with the Saints, Meyer compiled a 26-21 record with a 4.49 ERA and 200 strikeouts in 61 games played. Meyer ranks third on the Saints all-time wins’ list with 26.