California State University, Chico Baseball Coach Lindsay Meggs, who led the Wildcats to a NCAA Division II national crown last spring, has been named Division II National Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Meggs received the award at the ABCA's Coach of the Year banquet in San Diego January 3.
Meggs has also been honored as the ABCA Regional Coach of the Year. He will receive that award December 30 at half-time of a game during the Mac Martin Basketball Tournament.
The Wildcats compiled a 52-11 record last season, which culminated in winning the Division II World Series. After four years at Chico State, Meggs has a record of 98-69-2. The Wildcats have won three National California Athletic Conference titles during that stretch.
Meggs coached at Long Beach City College before coming to Chico State. He played baseball at UCLA, graduating in 1985, and had a brief professional baseball career prior to becoming a coach.
"Meggs has done an amazing job leading the baseball team, which won only eight games the year before he arrived," said Athletic Director Don Batie. "These honors are a tribute to his skills coaching the fine student-athletes we have at Chico State."