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Auburn Softball Coach Clint Myers Restructures Coaching Assignments

Clint Myers tells Inside the Auburn Tigers the new setup for coaching the Auburn softball team's pitchers.

Clint Myers (above) is in his fourth season with the Tigers.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn’s head softball coach, Clint Myers, has moved Hunter Veach into a new role as an on-the-field coach who will work with the pitching staff.

“Hunter has been put in as interim coach to take Corey’s spot,” said Myers, who noted that he and Veach will work together with the pitchers for the rest of the season.

Last Thursday, Corey Myers, the pitching coach since the 2014 season, resigned his position for personal family reasons.

Myers and Veach worked together over the weekend as the Tigers swept a three-game road series at Georgia to improve their record to 31-5 overall and 6-3 in the SEC.

HUNTER VEACH (PHOTO BY JASON CALDWELL)

Hunter Veach

Asked how he thought that arrangement worked, Myers said, “We got three wins and everybody pitched well between Hunter and I calling pitches. We will see when we are at practice because now it is us and the practice schedule. I think the pitchers will be fine.”

Veach, the brother of Auburn sophomore first baseman Kendall Veach, has worked with the AU team since the 2015 season in the roles as a manager and volunteer assistant coach.

He also spent three seasons at AUM where he was a volunteer assistant with the Senators. Working with the pitching staff, he helped AUM win two NAIA national championships and worked with Cassie Jones, who was named the NAIA Pitcher of the Year.

For Auburn in its trio of games at Georgia, Kaylee Carlson improved her pitching record to 17-1 with victories on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Makayla Martin improved to 13-4 with a victory on Saturday.

“Kaylee and Mac both pitched well,” Myers said. “It was about time Mac finally got some run production. That was nice to see for her. She has pitched well and hasn’t had anything to show for it. She was pretty excited about the win.”

The Tigers were scheduled to play on Wednesday at 6 p.m. vs. Samford in a game at Spain Park High in Birmingham. However, concern about severe weather led to that postponement. Myers said the plan was to play "some of the youngsters" against Samford.

The Tigers are scheduled to play a three-game home series vs. Ole Miss. “It is going to be so nice to play at home in front of our fans,” said Myers, whose Tigers have not played at Jane B. Moore Field since defeating LSU on March 12th.


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