Press Release University of Cincinnati

Big news from the University of Cincinnati and the baseball program.

The University of Cincinnati released two official press releases for the Bearcats Baseball Program. Bearcat Insider would like to congratulate Coach Meador for his appointment to associate head coach and to Jon DeLuca for his outstanding performance in the New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game earning MVP Honors.

CINCINNATI, Ohio---Brad Meador, an assistant baseball coach at Cincinnati since 1999, has been promoted to associate head coach, UC head coach Brian Cleary announced. With the promotion, Meador will remain the program's recruiting coordinator, while also continuing to mentor the squad's infielders.

"I am very grateful to Coach Cleary and the administration for this promotion," Meador stated. "The University of Cincinnati has been a wonderful place for me and my family. It is a special time to be at UC, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.

"We've accomplished many things here and I feel that heading into the BIG EAST with our new facilities that our best days are in front of us."

Meador joined the Bearcat staff after two successful seasons at New Mexico State, where he worked with the Aggies' hitters and infielders. He also worked as a camp instructor at his alma mater, Oklahoma State, led by the legendary Gary Ward.

Since arriving in Cincinnati, Meador has handled a variety of roles, including coaching the bases and working with hitters, infielders and outfielders. Off the field, Meador has had a hand in nearly every area of administration, being named recruiting coordinator prior to the 2004 season.

"Brad has played such a large role in the development of our program in so many areas," Cleary said. "He has been very loyal to me and to the University. This promotion is well deserved and is indicative of his many responsibilities. I am looking forward to Brad's continued contributions as we prepare to compete in the BIG EAST."

Meador and his wife Kara are the parents of two children, Brooke (2) and Ryan (born in May).

NEWARK, N.Y.---Jon DeLuca, a senior on the University of Cincinnati baseball team, made the most of his opportunity in the New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game, picking up MVP honors. The game was held on Sunday in Newark, N.Y.

For the day, DeLuca went 3-for-5 at the plate, while driving in two runs. He also played nine flawless innings in the infield.

This summer, DeLuca (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) has hit .279 with five doubles, one triple, six RBI and three stolen bases. His performance has helped the Amsterdam Mohawks to first place in the East Division of the NYCBL


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