PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University announced today that Tom Myers has resigned as head baseball coach of the Gorillas.

According to a press release from Pitt State Athletics, Myers resigned to “pursue other personal and professional interests outside of higher education.”

Myers helped lead Pitt State to a 56-48 mark in his two years as coach. This year the Gorillas returned to the NCAA Division II National Tournament for the first year since 2002.

Myers served as Associate Athletic Director For Facilities at Pitt State for two years before becoming the head baseball coach.

Before he joined Pitt State, Myers spent seven seasons as head baseball coach at the University of Central Missouri, where he led the Mules to a 311-91 record, including four MIAA regular season titles, four MIAA Tournament championships and three NCAA Division II Regional crowns.

Myers graduated from Pitt State in 1999, after a three-year playing career the Gorillas.