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Florida Marlins sign scouting director Stan Meek to contract extension
06/02/2008 3:09 PM ET
MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins announced today that they have extended the contract of Director of Scouting Stan Meek through 2011.

The announcement was made by V.P. Player Development and Scouting, Assistant G.M. Jim Fleming.

"Not only has Stan done an outstanding job scouting and finding talent, but the scouting staff he has assembled is highly respected and productive," said Fleming.

"The scouting and player development departments are a strength of this organization and we look forward to Stan's continued success in leading our amateur scouting efforts," added Marlins President of Baseball Operations, Larry Beinfest.

Meek, who is in his 18th season of professional scouting, joined the Marlins in January, 2002 as National Crosschecker, before being promoted to his current position in June, 2002. He began his scouting career as an area scout for Detroit in 1991, after a 14-year collegiate coaching career. His professional scouting experience includes stints with Detroit (area scout, 1991-95), Tampa Bay (National Crosschecker, 1996-2000) and Montreal (National Crosschecker, 2001), in addition to the Marlins.

"I appreciate the commitment the Marlins organization has shown and look forward to helping provide premium talent to the Major League club for years to come," said Meek.

A left-handed pitcher, Meek played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma from 1972-74 and was selected in the 15th round of the 1974 Draft by St. Louis. He spent four seasons in the Cardinals system before joining the Oklahoma coaching staff in 1977. He spent 14 years with the Sooners, serving as pitching coach from 1977-89 and interim head coach in 1990.

Meek and his wife, Gina, reside in Norman, Okla. They have two daughters, Paige and Taylor, and a son, Hunter.

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