Having been in Aberdeen for twelve years, I had the great privilege of watching Coach Meyer work the sideline during NSU basketball games. I will never forget his face and his intensity as growled into his handheld recorder. Perhaps his intensity and competitiveness as a coach may never be matched.
But my favorite memory of Coach Meyer was not on the basketball court or hearing him talk about leadership. My very favorite memory of Coach Meyer was when I attended an annual Aberdeen City-wide Prayer Breakfast. What I saw and heard him share with the attendees was one of the best and most encouraging messages I have heard in my life. He talked about his daily schedule and his daily disciplines, and how he would get up before 4 AM to pray and read his Bible.
All the experiences I had watching Coach Meyer at NSU basketball games will be cherished memories. But the thing that will stay with me for the rest of my life will be the simple encouragements he shared about his faith in God and what he did to keep his faith in God strong and alive.
Thank you, Coach, for your being part of our wonderful community. May your faith live on in many others!
– Pastor Jon Droege