Lyon welcomes new coaches for wrestling, women’s basketball | White River Now

New coaches were welcomed to Lyon College on Monday, according to athletics director Kevin Jenkins.

On Monday, Jenkins announced Casey Fowler (pictured above, left) as the new women’s basketball coach for the Scots.

“I’m excited that Casey Fowler has agreed to become our new women’s basketball coach,” Jenkins said. “Coach Fowler is very personable and I believe he will collaborate well with the team we already have. I feel his love and knowledge of the game will make our program compete at a high level. He will be a tremendous teacher and a role model for our student-athletes as well as providing great leadership for our program both on and off the field.”

After playing at Drury University, Fowler joined the coaching staff at Drury as a student assistant before joining the US Navy. He trained at the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center in Coronado, California, and completed three deployments.

While in the military, Fowler broke three Guinness World Records for three-point shooting in the NBA.

After the Army, Fowler accepted the position of head of women’s basketball coaching at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where he restarted the women’s intercollegiate program with a 16-9 record in the inaugural season.

Fowler accepted the position of head of women’s basketball coaching at Arlington Baptist University in May of 2021, and they finished the 2021-2022 season 19-10 and finished second in the NCCAA National Championship.

Fowler comes to Batesville with his wife, Cassie, and his children, Camden and Cohen.

“My family and I are grateful to have the opportunity to lead the women’s basketball program at a high-quality college where everyone works towards the same goal and supports each other from top to bottom,” Fowler said. “We look forward to building and continuing the success of the women’s basketball program and bringing an exciting basketball brand to Batesville. Go Scots!”

Jenkins also announced on Monday that Zach Meiser (pictured above, right) will be the next men’s wrestling coach for the Scots.

“Coach Meiser will be a great asset to the men’s wrestling program, the athletics department, and the college,” Jenkins said. “He brings years of high-level wrestling knowledge and experience, combined with a hard working attitude.”

Meiser served as Technical Director of Muskingum University in Ohio from 2014 to 2021. During that time, he trained the school’s first national qualification in more than a decade and has trained four All-Conference, six All-Region, and three All-American Scholars.

In 2019, Meiser received a Leadership Academy Scholarship from the National Association of Wrestling Coaches.

“I would like to thank Kevin Jenkins and the entire Lyon community for this opportunity,” Mazer said. “I am excited about the opportunity to continue building the Scottish wrestling program. I am grateful for all that wrestling has taught me and look forward to being able to mentor the next generation of student athletes here at Lyon College.”

Meiser spent two years as an assistant wrestling coach at the University of Buena Vista where his duties included coordinating recruitment, organizing and implementing training plans, arranging team travel, assisting with fundraising, and reviewing the match movie with student-athletes.

During his tenure at Buena Vista, Maiers trained one National wrestler, three All-American academics, and helped one wrestler set a school record for pins (18).

After the 2013-2014 wrestling campaign, Maiers served as co-trainer for a group of 12 wrestlers from across the United States who took a trip abroad to train and compete in Istanbul, Bulgaria, Bucharest and Paris.

Meiser graduated in 2010 from the University of Heidelberg with a BA in History, and was a four-year dissertation holder, three-time National Qualification, and two-time MVP for Student Princes. He posted a career record of 112 to 42, including a pair of 30 wins, and is second in the school’s all-time career list in terms of wins.

Mazer finished his first year as a national runner-up in the 157-pound weight class. He was also a key member of four consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference championship teams and two OAC regular season championship teams.

Maiers was the OAC Champion with £149 in 2008. After graduating, he remained with the program and worked as a graduating assistant coach from 2010-12. During that time, Meyers trained 10 first-time OAC wrestlers, six All-American academics, and four national qualifiers.

Myers comes to Batesville and Lyon College with his wife Tina, son Wyatt, and daughter Hadley.

Images provided by Lyon College of Athletics

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