Jeff Mercer completed his first season as the volunteer assistant coach at Michigan after the 2011 campaign.
Mercer will work with the Wolverines' catchers and outfielders as well as helping out with the day-to-day operations of the Michigan baseball program. Mercer joins the Maize and Blue after spending one season as the graduate assistant coach at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. While at ONU, Mercer was in charge of the infielders and hitters and was the recruiting coordinator for head coach Justin Bergman.
Mercer played two seasons at the University of Dayton before transferring to Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio. While at WSU, the first baseman was named a third team All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper during his senior season in 2009, becoming just the third Raider to earn All-America honors in the Division I era. He was named the Horizon League's Player of the Year, was a first team all-league selection and was on the Horizon League All-Tournament team as a senior.
In 2009, Mercer led the Raiders with a .357 batting average, 26 doubles and 74 RBI. He also hit eight home runs and had a .569 slugging percentage.
Mercer is the second player in school history to post back-to-back seasons of 50-plus RBI and his 127 RBI over a two-year span are the most by a WSU player. He is one of three players in Wright State history to have more than 90 hits in a season and is tied for the single-season lead in RBI, doubles, games started and games played.
Mercer earned a Bachelor's of Science in organizational leadership from Wright State in 2009. He currently is taking classes for a master's degree in coaching.
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