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Jim Meyer returned to his alma mater in 1996 as head football coch, succeeding his former coach, John Cistone. Jim graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in 1973 and was a 1972 State Champion. He played football at the University of Akron where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Physical Education. He played football while in college and was a captain of the 1976 National Runner-Up team in Division II.

He began his coaching career at Central-Hower High School in 1978 as the defensive coordinator. He then coached in several capacities for the Canton Bulldogs semi-pro football team, Bethany College and Kenyon College. He was the head coach at Kenyon College from 1989-1994, leading the team to its first conference championship in its 100-year history. He was also named Conference Coach of the Year in 1989. Prior to returning to St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, Coach Meyer returned to the Akron area in 1995 to be the defensive line coach for the University of Akron.

Coach Meyer is well remembered for his contagious, positive attitude and his famous comment, “There’s no ‘I’ in team.”


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