Ty Megahee was named an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh in August of 2018. He will work with the Panther offense and infielders as well as serve as the recruiting coordinator.
Megahee has spent the past three seasons as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Western Kentucky, where he served as the infield coach and headed the development of the Hilltoppers’ position players.
“My family and I are extremely excited to become part of the Pitt family,” Megahee said. “Coach Bell is a dynamic leader and I look forward to working with him and Coach Oakes to accomplish the goals set forward for Pitt baseball. It is certainly an exciting time to be at Panther. Hail to Pitt!”
In his career, Megahee has coached in three NCAA Tournaments, including serving on a No. 1 seeded Auburn team in 2010. He has worked with 54 MLB draft selections, four MLB players, 51 All-Conference honorees and four conference players of the year. In 2015, Megahee coached Golden Spikes Award winner Kyle Lewis, as the eventual Seattle Mariners’ draft pick was named the nation’s top collegiate baseball player.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Ty Megahee to the Pitt baseball program,” said head coach Mike Bell. “Ty is known as a grinder on the recruiting trail and has an expertise in leading and teaching a top-level offensive approach. We look forward to his toughness and competitive nature in our Panther baseball family.”
As the Hilltoppers’ top assistant and recruiting coordinator, Megahee has overseen the recruitment of three top 100 classes, including a top-40 2018 class. He served as the academic liaison and has had six position players named to the Conference USA all-league teams, in addition to three MLB draft selections.
In his first season at Western Kentucky, he coached All-American Danny Hudzina, who was drafted in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He joined the Hilltoppers’ staff after a two-year stint at Mercer University, where he helped Bears to a record of 73-30 (34-16 SoCON) in addition to a 2015 league title and NCAA Regional bid.
In his two years with the Bears, 10 players were named to the All-SoCON teams, as he coached 2015 SoCON Player of the Year Kyle Lewis in 2015.
Before joining the Bears’ staff, Megahee was an instrumental part of SEC powerhouse Auburn’s staff for four seasons. He served as the Tigers’ infield and catchers coach, helping the Tigers to a record of 136-101 (60-60 SEC). The 2010 Tigers squad won the SEC Western Division title en route to being the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
While at Auburn, Megahee had 11 position players named to the All-SEC teams, in addition to a pair of All-Americans. Each of his signing classes were ranked in the Top 25, including a sixth ranking for the class of 2013. He saw 25 players drafted, in addition to three recruits, in that span.
Megahee got his collegiate start at Mercer in 2005, serving as a volunteer assistant coach for three seasons before accepting a full-time role at Monmouth for the 2009 campaign. He has also worked in the summer ball scene, coaching the Florence Red Wolves of the Coastal Plains League in 2006.
He started his playing career at Darton College (2002-03) before transferring to Mercer for his final two seasons of eligibility. A two-year starter with the Bears (2004-05), he was named the Doyle E. Watson Leadership Award winner in 2005 and earned Academic All-Conference recognition that season.
Megahee earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 2006 from Mercer, obtaining a master’s in education from Mercer in 2008. Megahee and his wife, Susan, have two children, Mallory and Mason.