After three years spent building the Indiana State baseball team into a winning program, Lindsay Meggs took over as Washington’s head baseball coach prior to the 2010 seasons. Meggs’ hiring was announced on July 27, 2009.
In 2015, Washington finished with a 29-25 overall record, going 14-16 in the Pac-12 Conference. Under Meggs, two players were selected to the All-Pac-12 Conference team, Tyler Davis and Braden Bishop. Bishop was also named to the Pac-12-All-Defensive Team.
Meggs also saw four players selected in the MLB draft. Austin Rei was the first Husky, selected in the third round going 81st overall. Bishop was taken in the same round, 94th overall. Davis was selected next in the 23rd round, followed by Troy Rallings in the 36th round on the final day.
In 2014, Meggs led the Huskies to one of their best seasons in school history. The team finished with a record of 41-17-1, 21-9 in Pac-12 play. It was the fifth time in UW history the Huskies achieved 40 or more wins, the first time since 2003. The team reached its highest rankings in school history, checking in at fifth in the Baseball America, Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball polls during the season.
Associate Head Coach/Pitching Coach
Jason Kelly joined the Washington baseball staff as pitching coach in August of 2012, moving to the UW after having spent the previous six seasons developing a top-notching pitching staff at Cal Poly. He was promoted to Associate Head Coach on April 28, 2014.
In 2015, Kelly was key to another accomplished pitching staff. The 3.01 team ERA on the season was the second best in the Pac-12 conference. Senior starting pitcher Tyler Davis was named to the All-Pac-12 team for the second consecutive year and became the UW all-time leader in innings pitched (358 2/3). He was selected in the 23rd round of the MLB draft, along with pitcher Troy Rallings, taken in the 36th round.
Kelly also played an important role in recruiting a talented class of 2015, ranked 34th nationally by Perfect Game. Among the 14 players, Kelly helped land Joe Demers, the 11th ranked right-handed pitcher in the nation. UW also added another right-handed pitcher, Karsen Lindell and a left-handed pitcher, Tyler Oldenberg.
Donegal Fergus, a former assistant at Seattle University, returned to the Emerald City as the new hitting coach at Washington, Husky head coach Lindsay Meggs announced on July 23, 2013.
In 2015, Fergus saw two top hitters selected in the 2015 MLB draft. Catcher Austin Rei and outfielder Braden Bishop were both selected in the third round. Rei led the team in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage and OPS despite only playing in 25 games after suffering a UCL injury. Bishop hit .293 in his career and was selected to the All-Pac-12 Conference Team. He led the team in hits, runs, stolen bases, doubles, total bases and walks.
Fergus also helped recruit a talented class of 2015, ranked 34th nationally by Perfect Game. The group of 14 players is one of the most athletic, highly rated groups brought in to UW. The Huskies landed the 36th-overall ranked player in the nation, as well as three players in Perfect Game’s top-500.