New Manager for 2020

Aaron Meyer is currently in his third year as a member of the Missouri State Bears coaching
staff and his second as a graduate assistant. Following the completion of his four-year Missouri
State playing career from 2014 to 2017, the Millstadt, Illinois native served as a student
assistant for the Bears while completing his undergraduate degree in the 2018 season. Meyer
will graduate spring of 2020 with a master’s degree in Professional Studies with an emphasis in
Sports Management.

Meyer works with the MSU infielders and hitters on a daily basis. A first-team All-Missouri Valley
Conference selection at second base as a senior in 2017, Meyer hit .292 with career-best
figures for homers (4), slugging (.441) and fielding percentage (.962), despite being limited to 41
games due to a career-ending knee injury. As a freshman, he was named MSU’s Danny Cook
Rookie of the Year.  As a junior, Meyer emerged as one of the Bears’ top offensive threats,
hitting a career-best .315 and posting the longest hitting streak by a MVC player in 2016 with a
20-game streak. For his career at Missouri State, he batted .287 with 164 total hits, six homers,
and 76 RBIs in 187 games, including 151 starts.

Aaron turned in a torrid summer of 2016 with the DuPage Drones, setting a Prospect League
record for hitting (.423) in 52 games, led the league in hits (82), total bases (116), on-base
percentage (.487), and slugging percentage (.598). He was third in both RBI’s (45) and runs
scored (40) while his 21 extra-base hits tied for fourth. Meyer collected the Prospect League’s
Mike Schmidt Player of the Year honor along with the Roland Hemond Pro Prospect of the Year
award.

In the summer of 2019, Meyer coached with the Bourne Braves in the prestigious Cape Cod
Summer Baseball League and assisted to help Bourne advance to the CCBL play-offs.
Aaron was a member of the 2015 Quincy Gems’ team as a middle infielder. In 2018, Meyer
returned to the Gems as an assistant coach and helped lead the team to a 33-27 record. This
upcoming season, Meyer will return to Quincy to manage the Gems.

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