Ricky Meinhold
Ricky Meinhold
Title: Assistant AD for Facilities and Game Administration
Phone: 843-383-8255
Email: rmeinhold@coker.edu

Meinhold joined the Cobras staff in August of 2011, afterserving as the pitching coach at Lindenwood University for aseason.

The 2013 season marked Meinhold's second season leading theCobra pitching staff. In 2013 the Cobra hurlers had a 4.42 teamERA, allowing 266 runs in 450.1 innings with 329 strikeouts. As astaff the Cobras averaged 6.09 strikeouts per game. Five pitchersearned Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week honors and threepitchers were named National Collegiate Baseball WritersAssociation (NCBWA) Region Pitchers of the Week (Andrew Goot, DanMeyer & Zach Loraine). Goot was a first team all-conferenceselection, while Meyer, Loraine and Tyler Witzel were named secondteam all-conference. Loraine also received Daktronics All-Regionand All-American honors, as well as being named to NCBWA All-Regionteam. Loraine was also drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the21st round of the MLB Draft in June of 2013. Meinhold led thepitching staff and helped lead the Cobras to their first-ever NCAApostseason appearance, winning the Southeast Region and advancingto the NCAA DII Baseball National Championship.

In his first season leading the pitching staff, Meinhold'spitchers had a 4.90 team ERA, allowing 251 runs in 371 innings with243 strikeouts. As a staff the Cobras averaged 5.89 strikeouts pergame. Sophomore right-hander Andrew Goot was named ConferenceCarolinas Pitcher of the Week and DII National Pitcher of theWeek.

Prior to his time at Lindenwood, Meinhold served as the pitchingcoach at his alma mater Drury University for one season beforepursuing a professional playing career. Meinhold playedprofessionally  for the San Diego Padres and then spent timein the Australian Winter League playing for the South AustraliaState Team, a San Deigo Padres affiliate. He then played for twoseasons in the Frontier League, playing for the Windy CityThunderbolts and the Gateway Grizzles.

As a collegiate player at Drury, Meinhold was the first pitcher toplay professional baseball in school history. He was also a GreatLakes Valley Conference All-Academic Team member and he holds therecord for most consecutive innings without an earned run,32.2.

Meinhold holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sport andScience from Drury and an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts fromWest Valley College. He also earned a Master's degree from Coker inCollege Sports Administration.

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