ANN ARBOR -- A member of Michigan basketball coach John Beilein's staff will see himself permanently enshrined into his alma mater's athletic hall of fame.
Assistant coach Jeff Meyer, who has been with Michigan and Beilein since 2008, will be enshrined into Taylor University's Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. Meyer, who was a 1976 graduate from Taylor, is being recognized for his 36 years of coaching in the NCAA and NAIA ranks.
"I am humbled and feel extremely blessed with this honor," Meyer said in a statement. "Taylor University provided me a life changing college experience as a student-athlete which enabled me to establish a Faith foundation that has served my family and me well in our journey through life together.
"Life is a team sport. So many friends, co-workers, colleagues and former players have made this recognition possible. I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to these life teammates, and especially my wife, Karen, and our family for their enduring support and encouragement."
Beilein also offered his support for Meyer.
"Jeff values his education at Taylor so much," said Michigan Head Coach John Beilein. "He talks about it often and knows it's been a separator for him in his life that allowed him to get into coaching and allowed him to have a tremendous career as a coach. It's terrific to be recognized by your Alma Mater in an environment like this; he certainly deserves it and I'm glad they are honoring him in this way."
Michigan basketball's exhibition opener is Nov. 10 when it faces Wayne State University.