Bobby Mesker enters his fourth season as head coach of the Sul Ross State University baseball program. Additionally he is an instructor in the physical education department, where he teaches two three hour lecture courses (First Aid and Theory of Baseball/Softball).
In his first three years, Sul Ross has produced American Southwest Conference Player of the Year (Javier Arrieta), American Southwest Conference Freshman of the Year (Brennyn Smith), American Southwest Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year (Monte Piper), and the first winning season (2010) for the baseball program in 11 years. The 2010 turnaround season earned Mesker and his assistants the American Southwest Conference West Division Coaching Staff of the Year.
Following his graduation and playing career at Frenship High School in Lubbock, Mesker enrolled at Sul Ross and was a four-year starter for the Lobos and a three-time recipient of the Golden Glove Award.
He also earned American Southwest Conference All-West Division Second Baseman recognition and was elected as team captain his senior year. Mesker then earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Sul Ross in 2004 and returned to his native Lubbock to begin his coaching career.
In 2005, he served as an assistant coach at Lubbock Christian High School where he helped lead the Eagles to a TAPPS 4A state runner-up finish. Mesker then landed an assistant coaching position at Lubbock High School under current Midland Junior College coach David Coleman.
In May 2007, Mesker returned to Alpine to assist with the baseball program and earn his Masters of Education, which he completed in May of 2008. Mesker is married to his wife of six years, Elizabeth, who is currently a speech pathologist at the 588 Educational Cooperative in Alpine. They have one son, Brody (2).