Mercer's winningest coach in school history history Barry Myers, died Thursday at 78 years old, the University announced Friday.

Myers was the head baseball coach for Mercer from 1978-2003 had piled up 663 victories during his 26 year career. He earned the Coach of the Year honors in 1979, 1981, 1983, and 1994. His teams also won three Trans America Athletic Conference Tournaments.

Myers also coached at Florida State University, Miami Dade Community College, and Jacksonville University. He was inducted in the Mercer Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

Myers, a West Virginia native, attended Marshall University and played baseball for the Thundering Herd. He is survived by his son, Rob Byers and his father Ingrim Myers.

A memorial service will be held August 17th at Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola on Peake Road. In lieu of flowers, the family of requests that gifts be made in his memory to the Barry Myers Scholarship Fund at Mercer.