LCC's Chad Meadors Named Head Coach at NCU In Eugene
LONGVIEW - LCC's loss is NCU's gain.
After 11 seasons as the head coach of the Lower Columbia College Red Devil women's basketball program, Chad Meadors is moving on to become the head coach of the Northwest Christian University women's program.
Meadors was introduced as the Beacons new coach on Friday May 11th in Eugene. Here is the NCU press release.
Meadors had a great 11 year run at Lower Columbia where he led the Devils to a record of 224-106. His teams won five NWAC West championships and he was named the NWAC West coach of the year four times. Teams coached by Meadors had an incredible .841 winning percentage in divisional play.
"We're losing a great coach", according to LCC Athletic Director Kirc Roland. "It's a good thing we're not losing a friend because our Red Devil Nation is thrilled for Chad and we'll be rooting for the NCU Beacons."
Meadors has not only been successful as a coach at LCC, but he moved up the Student Services ranks to Director of Advising. "Student Services is feeling the same way as Athletics", said Roland. "Chad impact is wide on our campus."
Coach Meadors says he moves on with a full heart. "To my LCC family I say thank you. You have given me more than I could have ever given you. The relationships built over the last 11 years have gone by so fast and I'm grateful you entrusted me to lead the women's basketball program where we impacted the lives of so many student/athletes. We always tell our players 'Once A Devil, Always A Devil' and that will always be the case for me."
Roland has named Meadors top assistant Lucas Myers as the interim head coach. "I have every confidence in Lucas to pick up right where Chad left off. We'll work with Lucas as we process the departure of Chad", said Roland. "Our recruits have been working with Lucas and they are staying committed to our program."
Myers is thankful for the opportunity and has nothing but respect for Meadors. "Chad is a fantastic coach and he has led our program with great integrity and commitment to our players", said Myers. "As we move forward I'm excited for the opportunity to lead our program. We have great core of returners and some fabulous recruits. We are primed to lead a charge back to the NWAC Championships."