Late Catawba Wrestling Coach Tapped for National Wrestling Hall of Fame


Beloved Catawba College professor and wrestling coach, the late Dr. Frank Albert "Dutch" Meyer, is one of several individuals who will soon be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (NWHOF) and Museum in Stillwater, Okla. Meyer, who died in 2008, served as Catawba's wrestling coach between 1970 and 1983 with 13 winning seasons.

Meyer was NAIA Wrestling Coach of the Year for District 26 in 1983 and inducted into the Catawba Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He was the area representative for Wrestling, NAIA VII between 1971 and 1974, and also received the Distinguished Service Award presented by the N.C. Athletic Association.

Meyer and six other individuals, who include Dennis Barbour, David Culbreth, Bobby House, Jay Lineberry, Cecil Mock, and Ricky Stack, will be honored and recognized as members of the Class of 2015 honored by the NWHOF with Lifetime Service to Wrestling Awards at a May 17th Hall of Fame Day event at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The event, to honor and recognize individuals for their years of commitment as positive role models to student athletes, will begin at 2 p.m. with a social, followed by a 3 p.m. dinner and an award presentation at the conclusion of the meal. Tickets are $45 per person to the May 17th N.C. Hall of Fame Day event and are available online at Tickets must be purchased by May 11th. Wrestling supporters can also make contributions to the organization in honor or memory of any of the 2015 inductees.

DutchMeyer.jpgEducated in the Lincoln, Nebraska schools, Meyer enlisted in the U.S. Navy following his 1943 high school graduation and served several years. He attended theNebraskaWesleyanUniversityin 1947 and 1948 and was quarterback under Coach Bus Knight against Pepperdine in the Will Rogers Bowl inOklahoma City,Okla. He graduated from theUniversityofNebraskainLincolnin 1951 where he served as backup quarterback. He also served as athletic trainer for theLincolnA's, a semi-pro baseball team.

He earned his master's degree from theUniversityofColoradoatBoulderand his Ph.D. fromWest VirginiaUniversityinMorgantown. He coached football and/or wrestling atSouth San FranciscoHigh SchoolinCalif.;HancockJunior CollegeinSanta Maria,Calif.; Presbyterian Junior College in Maxton, N.C.; Glassboro State College in New Jersey; and Appalachian State College in Boone, N.C. before coming to Catawba College.

At Catawba, he was a professor of physical education from 1969-2005 and served for many years as chair of the Physical Education Department. He was recipient of the Hearne Swink Award as Outstanding Classroom Teacher in 1983 and the Phi Epsilon Award for Campus Leadership and Outstanding Character in 1988.

He was a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church, the North Star Masonic Lodge No. 2227, A.F. & A.M. where he received his 60-year pin in November 2006.

Meyer started the "Heart Care" Cardiac Rehabilitation Program with Rowan Regional Medical Center using Catawba College's facilities and he initiated the Athletic Training Program at Catawba. In 2006, Catawba named the multipurpose gym in the lower level of Goodman Gymnasium in his honor as the Meyer Auxiliary Gymnasium.

He was preceded in death by wife Margaret "Maggie" Leslie Meyer in 2008 and son Jeffrey Frederick Meyer in 1988. He is survived by son Martin Leslie Meyer of Boca Raton, Fla., daughter Wendy Elizabeth Meyer-Goodwin of Henderson, N.C., brother Richard H. Meyer ofLincoln,Neb., sister Elizabeth "Liz" Sawyer of Lincoln Neb., and four grandchildren.

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC),
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC), Stats


«March 2018»
March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC) 

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC) 

March 20

Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 21

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 22

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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