Meyer to spend 35th year of coaching at Unity
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Meyer to spend 35th year of coaching at Unity

MENDON, Ill. -- Rich Meyer says it's good to feel wanted.

The veteran volleyball coach was recently contacted by someone involved in Unity athletics and asked if he would be interested in coaching the varsity volleyball team.

The job was his three days later.

Meyer was officially given the position at CUSD4 School Board meeting March 6. The resignations of head coach Alese Speckhart and assistant coach Rita Speckhart were approved at the board meeting on Dec. 19.

Meyer was the only candidate to complete the application process. Only one other person indicated interest, but they did not complete the application process.

Meyer, 72, lives in Quincy but spent last season at Liberty, guiding his team to a 16-15 record. The Eagles lost in the first round of the Class 1A regional at Western.

He'll start his 35th season on a high school bench this fall with a career record of 827-350-1. Quincy Notre Dame won a Class 2A state title in...

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