Over the summer, Athletics added two new staff members. Tom Myers, the new director of athletics facitilites, will play a key role in the use and upkeep of the new Robert W. Plaster Center. Matt Nelson, director of strength training and nutrition, will be responsible for the continued effort to provide the best services for Gorilla student-athletes to have Pitt State competing at the highest level possible in all sports.

Myers returns to his alma mater after serving the past seven seasons as head baseball coach and supervisor of James R. Crane Stadium at Robert N. Tompkins Field at the University of Central Missouri (2008-14). He previously served as an assistant baseball coach at Kansas State University for five years (2003-07).

Myers, a native of Bartlesville, Okla., earned a BA in management from PSU in 1999, after enjoying a decorated three-year baseball playing career for PSU.

Tom is married to the former Tiffany Beshore, who played basketball at PSU from 1997-98. The couple has two children, Logan, 9, and Addison, 7.

Nelson comes to Pitt State from William Jewell College where he served as the Cardinals’ head strength & conditioning coach for the past year. He also served as an assistant strength & conditioning coach at Northwest Missouri State University and served strength & conditioning internships at TCU and MU.

Nelson earned a BS in corporate recreation and wellness from NWMSU and a master of science degree in applied health/sports sciences from the school in May 2011. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA).

The Maryville, Mo., native was a three-year starter on the football team for the Bearcats, earning honorable mention All-MIAA honors as a senior in 2008. He started 44 consecutive games while helping the Bearcats make four straight NCAA Division II National Championship Game appearances.