Head Coach - 13th Season
Meeker, a five-time Conference Coach of the Year (MWC in 2012 & 2013), has taken Cornell's volleyball program to unprecedented heights in 12 seasons at the helm.
The Rams have won 78.3 percent (76-21) of their matches over the past three seasons, a run highlighted by three consecutive trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The 2013 squad sported a glossy 28-4 record and finished No. 23 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll. The Rams cruised through the Midwest Conference regular season unbeaten (10-0) for the second straight year, and went on to win their third consecutive conference tournament title.
Meeker landed a pair of 2013 All-Americans in Kathleen O'Connor (First Team) and Kylea Weber (Honorable Mention), while fielding three all-region and four all-conference picks. Cornell has claimed the conference's Player of the Year in four of the past five seasons.
Meeker has fashioned a 226-168 record on the Hilltop, and sports a 287-233 mark in 16 seasons at the collegiate level. A two-time Iowa Conference Coach of the Year (2010, 2004), Meeker's teams have reached the 20-win mark four times since 2009.
Meeker's 2012 senior-less Rams captured MWC regular-season and tournament titles and earned a second straight trip to nationals, where they bowed out to eventual national champion St. Thomas in a five-set first-round battle on the Tommies' home floor. Cornell finished 20-11 overall, 10-0 in the MWC.
Meeker, a Mount Vernon native, steered the Rams to an outstanding 2011 campaign with a lineup headlined by freshmen and sophomores. Cornell finished 28-6 overall, cracked the regional rankings for the first time, won its first-ever IIAC Tournament title and carried a 14-match winning streak into its first NCAA Tournament.
The 2011 Rams posted the second-most wins in school history and compiled the highest season winning percentage (.823) since 1983. The team swept the league's top two individual honors in 2011 IIAC Player of the Year (O'Connor) and Freshman of the Year (Taylor Dicus). O'Connor also became the program's first volleyball All-American (Honorable Mention).
Meeker garnered the league's top coaching honor in 2010 after guiding the Rams to a 17-17 overall mark and a school-best 6-2 record in IIAC play. Cornell claimed two first team All-IIAC performers (Hannah Boehmer, O'Connor) for the second year in a row, and also landed its first ever IIAC Freshman of the Year (O'Connor).
Meeker took the Rams to the IIAC Tournament nine times since 2002. He was tabbed IIAC Coach of the Year in 2004, when he led the Rams to a 23-13 record and runner-up finish in the conference tournament.
Meeker compiled a 61-68 record at Iowa Wesleyan College in his other head coaching stint from 1995-98.
Meeker, an instructor in Cornell's kinesiology department, received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Knox College in 1993. He earned a master's degree in sport psychology from the University of Iowa in 1995.
In 1993-94, Meeker was a volunteer assistant volleyball coach at the University of Iowa. He then enjoyed a successful four-year run as head coach at Iowa Wesleyan. Meeker revamped a program that won nine matches in his initial season to 20 wins in 1998. He was named Midwest Classic Conference Coach of the Year in 1997.
From 1999-2002, Meeker was an assistant men's volleyball coach at St. Ambrose.
Meeker has been head coach of the Iowa Region HP Junior Team the past four years. In July 2009, the elite squad competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Meeker and his wife, Monica, reside in Mount Vernon with their four children, Sydney, Jackson, Jayden and Jensen.