Canaries Coaching Staff

Field Manager

Mike Meyer

Meyer enters his fifth season as the Canaries’ manager after guiding the team to an American Association championship series appearance in 2020.

Meyer enters his fifth season as the Canaries’ manager after guiding the team to an American Association championship series appearance in 2020.

Meyer served as the Birds' pitching coach from 2007-2014, winning an American Association championship with the Birds in 2008. 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, and an American Association Championship in 2015.

Meyer was a 23rd round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2000 out the University of Arizona. Meyer played three seasons in the Cardinals’ farm system, reaching as high as High-A ball. Meyer went 4-7 with a 5.52 ERA in 67 appearances for New Jersey, Peoria, and Potomac.

Meyer then joined the independent ranks, playing with the Allentown Ambassadors, the Baton Rouge Riverboats and the St. Paul Saints from 2002-2006. 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.

Hitting Coach

Jabari Henry

Henry, a starting outfielder, was named the Birds’ batting coach for the 2021 season.

Henry, a starting outfielder, was named the Birds’ batting coach for the 2021 season.
Henry returns to the Birds after a successful 2020 season. Henry played in 45 games, had 177 at bats with 34 runs and 46 hits, nine of them home runs.

The 30-year-old, right-hander is a Florida Native, and attended Florida International University in Miami. Henry was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft, and the Seattle Mariners in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Henry has spent time in the Mariners system in his minor league career from 2012-2015 in the Northwest League, Appalachian League, California League, Midwest League, Southern League, and in the Los Angeles Angels system during the 2016 season in the Texas League.

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