AUBURN, Ala. – Ty Megahee has joined the Auburn baseball staff for the 2009-10 season, Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski announced on Tuesday. Megahee was previously at Monmouth University as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator, helping the team to a regional appearance in 2009.
"We are very fortunate to have Ty Megahee join the Auburn baseball program. His experience as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator and a trip to the NCAA Regionals last year will certainly help us as we continue to move the program forward," Pawlowski said.
In Megahee’s only season at Monmouth, he was the hitting and infield coach while also spearheading the program’s recruiting efforts. Last year the team hit .318 and set a school record for stolen bases (100) in a single season, winning the 2009 Northeast Conference Tournament Championship and a berth in the Oxford, Miss., Regional. Four Monmouth players were named to the all-conference team and two previously undrafted players were selected during the June MLB Draft.
"I am very excited to be at Auburn. I look forward to helping Coach Pawlowski, Coach Foxhall and Coach Jarrett in achieving their goals of winning an SEC Championship and going to Omaha," Megahee said. "Baseball in the southeast is widely recognized as the best in the country and I am happy to be back and a part of it."
Prior to his stay at Monmouth, Megahee spent three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Mercer, where he also was an infielder for two seasons. During his coaching stint, Mercer advanced to three Atlantic-Sun Conference Tournaments and hit .292 or better in all three seasons.
An academic all-conference selection as a player in 2005, he hit .296 as the starting shortstop for a team that increased its win totals from 11 the season before he arrived to a 28-26 mark during his senior season.
Megahee replaces Jeff Duncan on the Auburn staff. Duncan left to take an assistant coaching position at Purdue.