Currently heading into his seventh season as a member of the Michigan basketball staff, including his fifth as a full time assistant to Coach John Beilein, Jeff Meyer will spend his first year in the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame beginning this Saturday, Oct. 18 during a ceremony at the school.
A graduate of Taylor in 1976, Meyer has spent 36 years in the coaching business including a long head coaching tenure at Liberty, winning a school record 259 games between 1981-1997.
"I am humbled and feel extremely blessed with this honor," said Meyer. "Taylor University provided me a life changing college experience as a student-athlete which enabled me to establish a Faith foundation that has served my family and me well in our journey through life together.
"Life is a team sport. So many friends, co-workers, colleagues and former players have made this recognition possible. I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to these life teammates, and especially my wife, Karen, and our family for their enduring support and encouragement."
Michigan coach John Beilein, who originally hired Meyer as an administrative specialist in 2008, also chimed in on Meyer’s honor in a statement released by the University.
"Jeff values his education at Taylor so much," said Michigan Head Coach John Beilein. "He talks about it often and knows it's been a separator for him in his life that allowed him to get into coaching and allowed him to have a tremendous career as a coach.
“It's terrific to be recognized by your Alma Mater in an environment like this; he certainly deserves it and I'm glad they are honoring him in this way."
Meyer will be honored during Taylor’s Homecoming festivities alongside three other inductees including Taylor Faculty Athletic Representative Tim Burkholder, former men’s tennis head coach Bob Blume, and women’s basketball player Liz Plass Martin.
Over his career, Meyer has been on the sideline for 670 wins as both a head coach and assistant coach, making the postseason 19 times.
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