SEATTLE – Washington on Monday introduced former Indiana State baseball coach Lindsay Meggs as the new head coach for the Huskies’ baseball program.
“It’s one of the greatest universities in the country in arguably the greatest baseball conference in the country,” Meggs said at a news conference.
Meggs takes over for Ken Knutson, who was fired in June after 17 seasons at Washington. The Huskies finished each of the last five years in the bottom half of the Pac-10 standings. Washington was 25-30 (13-14 Pac-10) last season. Washington has not qualified for the NCAA tournament since 2003.
Meggs comes to Washington after three years at Indiana State. He went 77-79 during his tenure with the Sycamores, but helped turn around the Indiana State program.
The Sycamores went 33-21 last season and Meggs was named the Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year.
“We had defined in our minds, someone who not only knew the game of baseball and more importantly, concern for the student-athlete, but who knew how to build a program and Lindsay fit that bill to a tee,” said Washington athletic director Scott Woodward.