In 2016, Jimmy Meuel enters his first season as an assistant coach with Lewis & Clark. Meuel will be in charge of the Pioneers pitchers and catchers and will serve as recruiting coordinator.
He most recently served as the pitching coach at San Jose State in the Mountain West Conference. In 2016, the Spartans lowered their team ERA by 0.7 and lowered the total walks by almost one per game.
Before joining the San Jose State staff, Meuel worked on the coaching staffs at UC Davis and the University of San Francisco. From 2012-16, 16 players from the Aggies and Dons went on to sign professionally.
Meuel’s first college coaching job came in 2008 as the pitching coach at Menlo College in Atherton, Calif. In his three years with Menlo, the Oaks set school records for fewest walked and hits per nine innings, lowest ERA and most wins and shutouts. The Oaks also produced five pitchers who signed professionally as well as six of the top-nine winningest pitchers in school history, including the top four. In 2010, Menlo saw the first no-hitter in school history, and in 2011, its first draft pick.
As a student-athlete at Willamette University, Meuel earned baseball letters in three seasons for the Bearcats, leading the team in appearances in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, he set the Willamette NCAA Division III record for appearances in a season. In his final two years at Willamette, he was also a part of the Trustee working group on athletics.
Meuel coached in various capacities with Headfirst Baseball Academy from 2006-2010, winning two Bay League titles and helping 19 players move on to college baseball.
Jimmy Meuel at a glance:
|► Lewis and Clark, Pitching Coach, Recruiting Coordinator||2016-present|
|► San Jose State, Pitching Coach||2015-2016|
|► UC Davis, Director of Operations||2012-2015|
|► University of San Francisco, Director of Information||2011-2012|
|► Menlo College, Pitching Coach, Recruiting Coordinator||2008-2011|
|► Headfirst Baseball Academy||2006-2010|
Matt Daily joined the Lewis & Clark baseball program as the teams pitching coach in 2014. Daily joins the Pioneers after spending two seasons at Pacific (Ore.) a Northwest Conference foe of L&C.
Before that Daily spent three seasons with the Menlo Oaks. In 2010, Daily was honored by the other NCAA Division III independent coaches by being named the AIA National Coach of the Year, following the Oaks 22-15 season. Prior to arriving at Menlo, Daily served as the Director of Operations for Santa Clara University of the West Coast Conference. During his time at SCU the Broncos saw eight players sign professional Contracts.
From 2004-2005, Daily served as an associate scout for the San Diego Padres covering Indiana and Michigan. In 2003 He coached at Georgetown University, serving as the hitting coach and third base coach.
After graduating cum laude from University of Notre Dame in 1998, Daily began his coaching career that year as an assistant at Del Mar Junior College in Corpus Christi, Tex. In 1999, he was a major contributor in the start-up of the NCAA Div. I Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball program.
After earning his Master's degree in Education from Notre Dame in 2000, Daily joined the baseball staff at the University of Portland. There he served as the team's hitting instructor, working with outfielders and assisting in the recruiting process as well.
In 2001, Daily joined the Lewis & Clark staff where he served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Daily played center field for the Pioneers from 1994-96. In the summer of 2002 he served as assistant coach of the St. Cloud River Bats in the Northwoods Collegiate Baseball League.
A native of the Bay Area, Daily graduated from Los Gatos High and was an all-league performer for the Wildcats in football and baseball.
Chad Ross joined the Lewis & Clark baseball program as the teams pitching coach in 2015. Ross joins the Pioneer baseball staff after serving as the head varsity coach at California High School for three seasons.
While at California High School, Ross managed all aspects of the baseball program, including varsity, junior varsity and freshmen teams. In his first season at the helm, the team set a single season record for highest batting average, runs scored, stolen bases and lowest ERA.
Prior to joining CHS, Ross spent six seasons as an assistant baseball coach and adjunct faculty member at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. During his time there, Ross had seven players drafted into Major League Baseball, while coaching six All-Americans and six All-Nor Cal selections.
Nate Wilson-Traisman joined the Lewis & Clark baseball program in 2015.
Wilson-Traisman is a 2010 graduate of Macalester College (St. Paul MN). He was a four-year starter and two-time all-conference selection at shortstop for Macalester. He hit .425 his junior season and came within three RBI of the school single-season record, earning him an NCAA Midwest All-Region selection. He finished his college career with a .371 career BA. After graduating, he spent a winter in Palm Springs, Calif., playing in the California Winter League. Wilson-Traisman played his high-school ball at South Eugene High School in Eugene, Oregon.
Wilson-Traisman began his coaching career began in Minneapolis, where he the Head Junior Varsity Coach at Southwest High School for two seasons. Wilson-Traisman also worked as a hitting instructor for Nevers Larkin Baseball, a training facility run by former Minnesota Twin, Gene Larkin.
Wilson-Traisman holds a Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon.