Coach Meredith enters his 5th season as head women’s basketball at Oregon Tech. Meredith is entering his 34th season coaching basketball with 28 seasons as a head coach at multiple levels and six seasons as an assistant coach at Santa Clara University, Humboldt State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and College of the Redwoods. This is Meredith’s 23rd year coaching women’s basketball.
The 2012-13 Oregon Tech women’s basketball team earned back-to-back postseason playoff berths, as well as back-to-back 20+ win seasons, after concluding the 2013 season. Tech finished 23-9 overall, which ties a record for most wins in a season.
The Owls turned in an impressive 15-1 mark at home while finishing 13-5 in Cascade Collegiate Conference regular-season play. The Lady Owls finished 3rd in the CCC standings, while hosting their first CCC playoff game since 2008- defeating Evergreen State in the quarterfinal round, 63-44, before their season came to an end after reaching the semifinal round of the CCC playoffs. In 2013 the Owls received votes in the NAIA national poll on four occasions.
Meredith compiled an overall record of 152-47 (76%) at Arcata and Fortuna High Schools. His teams dominated Humboldt-Del Norte League play with an overall league record of 48-8 (86%), including 4 league championships and 7 consecutive berths in the North Coast Section playoffs. Meredith’s 1996-97 Arcata Tigers won 28 consecutive games, finished the season 28-1 and were ranked #6 in California for all Division 3 schools. Many of Meredith’s former players moved on to play at the college level at schools such as Cornell, Wichita State, Sacramento State and New Mexico State.
Meredith is from northern California, where he was a 4-sport (football, basketball, baseball & track) letter winner at Arcata High School. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1987 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies/Education while playing football and baseball for the Lumberjacks.
He holds teaching credentials in Physical Education, Multiple Subjects Elementary Education and Social Science. He also earned an M.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California.
Meredith and his wife Priscilla were married in Tokyo, Japan where he taught English as a Second Language and played fast pitch softball. They have 2 children, daughter Hayley and son Treyce.