Justin Meccage (pronounced like the word "message") returns for his second season as the State College Spikes pitching coach in 2012.
Justin is also in his second season as a coach at the professional level, having previously held pitching coach positions at Arkansas State University (2007-10) and the University of Texas-Pan American (2004-07). In his most recent collegiate stop at ASU, he was named the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Assistant Coach-of-the-Year by SEBaseball.com.
A native of Billings, Montana, Justin is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he pitched for the Cowboys for two seasons from 2001-02.
As a professional, Justin pitched two seasons in the New York Yankees minor league system after being drafted by New York in the 32nd round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft. He debuted as a professional with the New York-Penn League's Staten Island Yankees in 2002 and '03, and also spent part of the 2003 season pitching with Cook County in the independent Frontier League.
Justin comes from a strong baseball coaching family. His late father, Bob, was an assistant coach at Trinity College in Texas, and his older brother Jeremy is currently an assistant coach at Princeton University. Jeremy pitched collegiately at the University of Iowa, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998.
Born February 10, 1980 in Billings, MT, Justin currently resides in Sarasota, FL with his wife Stacee and sons Kyler (4) and Hudson (8/17/10).