Keri Meyer has a vast background in coaching and teaching the fundamentals of baseball and softball to children of all age levels. Meyer has served as a collegiate coach for eight seasons, most recently as the top assistant at Robert Morris, and also has coached younger children at a variety of camps and athletic training facilities.
In her most recent collegiate stint, Meyer made an immediate impact upon her return to Robert Morris as she dramatically helped improve the program. RMU went from an eighth-place finish in the year prior to Meyer’s arrival to the outright regular-season title in her first season back in 2015. RMU’s progression stood as the best single-season turnaround for a champion in Northeast Conference history. As a result of this performance, Meyer was named as part of the Northeast Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. Meyer helped six Colonials claim all-conference honors, and five Colonial position players earned all-league accolades in 2015, both marks which tied school records.
Meyer played a central role in helping increase the production of the Colonial offense in her first season back at RMU. She helped the Colonials lead the league in hitting as Robert Morris’ scoring increased by more than 23% in Meyer’s first season compared to the year prior. RMU boasted three of the top six hitters in the league in batting average, each of whom saw her production increase greatly under Meyer’s guidance. Meyer helped Kristen Gabelt to a breakout season that saw the outfielder improve her batting average by over 100 points and her slugging mark by more than 250 points. Ashley Gerhart and Jordan Gurganus also saw at least at least a 100 point improvement in their slugging marks and at least a 50 point uptick in their batting average with Meyer’s assistance.
During the 2016 season, Meyer helped lead Robert Morris to a berth in the Northeast Conference Tournament championship contest as the program garnered a number of notable wins, including victories over nationally ranked Minnesota along with Florida Atlantic and Penn State.
Meyer was formerly the head softball coach at Monroe College, where she led the team to a 10-win improvement from her first year to her second, and served as a graduate assistant coach for two years at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Meyer also spent multiple years as a hitting and fielding instructor at ProSwing of Port Chester Athletic Training Facility, a center that specializes in training youths in softball and baseball outside New York City.
Meyer is one of the most accomplished players in Robert Morris history. She led the team to the 2005 NCAA Tournament by batting .418, a single-season school record that still stands, while posting a league-leading .472 on-base percentage and a .620 SLG%. She was named NEC Player of the Year that season and also claimed first team all-region honors for her remarkable contributions. Meyer was also the toughest player to strike out in Division I in 2005.
Meyer helped the Colonials to a pair of NEC regular-season titles in her four years and was a three-time All-NEC honoree. She remains among the career top 10 in a variety of offensive categories and ended with a .409 OBP and a .500 SLG% over her four years. Meyer was inducted into the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
A native of nearby Carnegie, Pa., Meyer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Robert Morris in 2006. She proceeded to earn a Master of Administrative Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson in 2009.