Pete Meyer has been the Director of Athletics at Florida Southern College since 2008, having previously served as an assistant athletic director, head baseball coach, and assistant baseball coach for the Moccasins.
During his tenure, Florida Southern athletics has grown to include 20 NCAA sponsored sports, as well as a nationally-ranked club water ski program and an IHSA equestrian team. Under his leadership the Moccasins have continued to be one of the top athletic programs at the Division II level, winning four national championships and claiming four national-runner up titles.
In addition to his role as athletic director, Meyer also serves the College as the Dean of Wellness, where he oversees Florida Southern's intramural sports and wellness programs.
Since 2008, the Mocs have also had 10 individual national champions in three sports, six national champion relay teams in men's swimming, and won a whopping 30 Sunshine State Conference regular-season or tournament titles.
In addition, Florida Southern's athletic programs have combined to make 85 NCAA postseason appearances, culminating in national titles in men's golf (2010 and 2017), men's basketball (2015) and women's lacrosse (2016).
Under Meyer's leadership the Moccasins have won the SSC Mayor's Cup, which measures overall success, three times on the men's side and once on the women's side. Florida Southern has also finished in the top 25 of the Learfield Director's Cup six times. The Learfield Director's Cup measures the overall success of an athletic department.
Meyer has also spearheaded efforts that have increased donations to Florida Southern Athletics to record amounts. He has also overseen facilities upgrades that include the construction of the Wynee Warden Tennis Center (2012), the department's permanent acquisition of historic Henley Field (2016), and the new Barnett Athletic Complex, which will be the home of Florida Southern lacrosse, soccer and softball.
He also oversaw projects to remodel and upgrade Jenkins Field House, including coaches offices and locker rooms. In addition, the baseball team also received the new Jenkins Clubhouse and new batting cage facilities at Henley Field.
Prior to his time as the director of athletics, Meyer served as an assistant athletic director and Florida Southern's head baseball coach, where he posted an overall record of 308-138-1 and led the Mocs to the 2005 NCAA Division II National Championship.
Under Meyer's tenure as head baseball coach, the Moccasins advanced to the NCAA Tournament six times, and eclipsed 40 wins on three different occasions. Prior to assuming the role as head coach in June of 2002, Meyer spent just over three years as Florida Southern's top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
Before joining the coaching staff at Florida Southern, Meyer spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Valdosta State. He was also the head baseball coach at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, where he helped start Oglethorpe's baseball program in 1991, and led his team to a pair of SCAC East Division titles in 1992 and 1993.
A 1987 graduate of the College of Wooster, Meyer was a four-year letterwinner in baseball. He graduated with a degree in speech communication, and would go on to earn a master's in physical education at Valdosta State.
Meyer is also heavily involved in the community, and was named to the board of directors of Special Olympics Florida in 2017. He and his wife, Julie, live in Lakeland and have three children; Ross, Mitchell, and Megan.