Dirtbags CEO Andy Partin has announced 4-year Dirtbags alum Wood Myers has joined the Dirtbags Baseball full-time staff. The Durham, NC native will help pilot the Middle School program alongside former Dirtbags teammate and MIddle School Director Logan Koch and assist with other day to day operations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wood back to join our full-time staff and we’re so excited to have him help lead our player development. He was such a great player at every level and I think he’s going to end up being an even better coach,” stated Partin.
Myers is a former 2-time NC High School All-State pick and Pac-6 Conference Player of the Year. After high school, he went on to sign a scholarship with the University of North Carolina, but injuries limited him to only play parts of two seasons for the Tar Heels. As a freshman at UNC he was the toughest player in the ACC to strike out, going down just 15 times in 247 plate appearances while hitting .298 with 10 doubles and only recording 8 errors in 199 chances in 54 games at secondbase.
As a sophomore for the Tar Heels, Myers broke his leg after starting the first 14 games of the season forcing him to redshirt and he ultimately transfer to Chiploa Junior College where he was named 2nd Team All-Conference hitting .357 with 16 doubles, 48 RBI and 49 runs scored. After playing one season at Chipola he signed with Coastal Carolina University where he hit .330 with 6 HR and 43 RBI.
Myers was chosen in the 29th Round of the 2017 MLB draft by the Saint Louis Cardinals where he hit .296 combined in two seasons.
“Wood was one of the most exciting and recognizable players we’ve ever had come through the Dirtbags program. You just knew he was going to do something special on the field every game. And always the dirtiest guy on the field. He was the epitome of a Dirtbag,” added Partin.
If you’d like to be evaluated for our Dirtbags Baseball program, you can email DirtbagsStrong@gmail.comanytime to set up a private workout with Wood Myers and Logan Koch.