Bobby Meacham is in his third season as Astros first-base coach after joining the organization for the first time in 2010. He enters this season with five years of experience overall as a Major League coach.
Prior to joining the Astros, he spent the 2009 season as a coach for the Phillies' Class A Short Season club at Williamsport.
Meacham first managed in the Royals farm system with Class A Eugene in 1992 before moving on to the Pirates organization, where he coached and managed in the Minor Leagues for the next eight seasons, serving as manager at Double-A Carolina from 1994-95, as a roving baserunning coach in 1996 and as the roving infield instructor from 1997-2001.
Meacham then managed in the Angels organization at Class A Rancho Cucamonga for three seasons (2002-04) and spent the 2005 season as the Rockies' roving infield instructor. He became a Major League coach for the first time with the Marlins in 2006 as their third-base coach. He then served as first-base coach for the Padres big league club in 2007 before returning to the Yankees as their third-base coach in 2008.
Before making the transition to coaching/managing, Meacham spent parts of six seasons in the Major Leagues (1983-88) with the New York Yankees, primarily as a shortstop. In 457 career Major League games, he compiled a .236 career average with 58 doubles, eight home runs, 114 RBIs and 58 stolen bases.
Meacham spent the 1985 season as the Yankees' everyday shortstop, appearing in 156 games while stealing a career-high 25 bases and leading the American League in sacrifice hits with 23. He was originally selected in the first round of the 1981 June Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Meacham attended San Diego State University, where he was a teammate of Tony Gwynn and Padres manager Bud Black. He and his wife, Gari, reside in Katy, Texas, and have two daughters, Brooke and Alexandra, and a son, Colton.