July 31, 2014

Central Missouri announces the retirement of baseball coach Tom Myers who plans to pursue other opportunities after seven seasons with the Mules

Tom Myers

Tom Myers

Central Missouri head baseball coach Tom Myers is stepping down after seven season with the Mules.  Myers is retiring to pursue other interests and to spend more time with his family, his wife Tiffany and children, Logan (9) and Addison (7).  Myers is leaving after four MIAA regular season titles, four MIAA tournament crowns and three NCAA Regional Championships.  Myers compiled a 311-91 (.774) record in his seven seasons as the head coach of the Mules.

“For the past seven years I’ve poured my heart and soul into this program,” Myers said. “I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished during that time, but I feel it’s the right time for me to step away. I want to thank Athletic Director Jerry Hughes and the entire UCM staff for their support during my career and especially thank the student-athletes that I’ve had the honor of coaching. The UCM and Warrensburg communities opened their hearts to our family and that is something we will always cherish and we will be forever grateful.”

He led the Mules to the NCAA Tournament in six of his seven seasons and played for the regional title in five of those years. His teams captured three regional championships, making three appearances in the NCAA Division II World Series, including a fourth place national finish in his first season, 2008.

“Tom Myers’ record speaks for itself,” said UCM Athletic Director Jerry Hughes. “He will go down as one of the best coaches in Central Missouri history, but his legacy at UCM goes far beyond baseball. His work with our student-athletes on the field, in the classroom and in the community has left an indelible mark on this university. We wish Tommy, Tiffany, and the kids nothing but the best in their future endeavors.”

Prior to taking the head job at Central Missouri, Myers spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Kansas State University and before that, three seasons as an assistant coach at UCM, including the 2003 Division II National Championship season.

He retires as one of only two coaches in Mules Baseball history to record 300 wins. His teams won at least 44 games five times, including 52 wins during the 2010 season. During his seven years, the Mules averaged just over 44 wins per season.