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Meyer’s funeral set for Saturday

The funeral service for longtime Jamestown High School basketball coach Jerry Meyer will be held on Saturday in Minot.

Meyer died on Monday at a Minot hospital. He was 82 years old. He had battled Alzheimer’s Disease in recent years.

Meyer’s funeral will be held on Saturday at Minot’s First Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-7 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home.

Meyer took on multiple roles during his time in Jamestown. He led the Jamestown High School boys basketball program to four state championships (1976, 78, 82, 87) and eventually coached Jamestown College’s men’s basketball program to an NDCAC championship in 1994. He ended his stellar career with 523 wins.

The Rugby native spent time coaching in Kenmare before making the trek to Jamestown in 1965.

Meyer built a stellar résumé throughout his life. He’s a six-time Class A coach of the year and was honored twice as coach of the year by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association. He’s a member of the Minot State and National High School Coaches Association Halls of Fame.

The gymnasium at Jamestown High School was named Jerry Meyer Arena in his honor in 2011.

Dave Selvig
Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.
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