Head Volleyball Coach Mike Meyer has decided to retire after his 16th season at Gehlen Catholic.
“It was not a decision that came easily for me, but it is one that I have been considering the last few years,” explained Meyer.
Meyer established a winning program that was highly respected on the court. He coached a total of 104 athletes, made 11 state tournament appearances, and had 18 players make the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Team.
“I am really grateful that I had the chance to rediscover my love for coaching and volleyball while at Gehlen Catholic,” said Meyer.
This past season, Meyer also celebrated his 1,000th win in his collegiate and high school career, plus being selected as the 2020-21 Iowa Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year.
“I have been doing this for 42 years and it begins to wear you out. As I got older, I got wiser in some things. I may not have had as much energy, but sometimes that was good,” said Meyer.
Although Meyer has entered retirement in his coaching career, he still plans to teach at Gehlen Catholic School for the ’22-’23 school year where he will continue to make an impact in the classroom.