BEC Session Topic (s)
Practice Design: Will Baseball Ever Get Serious
Drills for all Hitters
Dillon Lawson is the hitting coach for the New York Yankees. Prior to that, he served as Mizzou's hitting coach after a successful stint as the Houston Astros' Class A affiliate hitting coach.
He was the hitting coach for two Ohio Valley Conference Champion teams at Southeast Missouri from 2013-15 for Bieser.
Lawson was a key contributor to Southeast Missouri's success under Bieser as he mentored an offense that ranked among the league's best over his three seasons. During his second season with the Redhawks, the offense ranked ninth in the nation in batting and eighth in the nation in runs per game (7.2). Only eight teams in the nation scored more runs than SEMO that season. His offense also swiped the 10th-most bases in the nation in 2014 with 97 total steals.
His Redhawk offense was even better in 2015, ranking third in the nation in scoring, fifth in runs, sixth in on-base percentage and seventh in home runs. His team also drew the third-most walks in the nation that season and ranked 12th nationally with a .303 team average and in hits. Southeast Missouri averaged 8.0 runs per game and slugged 66 total homers.
His contributions to the Redhawk offense caught the eye of the Houston Astros, who hired Lawson away from SEMO in January of 2016 and he has served as club's Class A affiliate in Tri-City (New York), a position he has held until taking the job on Bieser's staff at Mizzou.
Lawson, a Louisville, Kentucky native, is a 2007 graduate of Transylvania University with a degree in Exercise Science. Lawson was a four-year starter for the Pioneers earning All-Conference honors as a junior and senior.
Lawson received his master's degree in education with an emphasis in strength and conditioning from Lindenwood in 2008.