Ken Meibers, Jr. (2023)
About Ken Meibers, Jr.
Ken Meibers, Jr. exemplifies a lifetime commitment to coaching High School Cross Country and Track & Field in Ohio. Few coaches can match the longevity, commitment and overall career success of Ken during his still active 52 years of coaching both sports. Serving as a head coach in Track & Field for 44 of the 52 years, a Track & Field assistant for 8 years and a head coach 41 years of 44 years he has coached Cross Country. Ken has coached at 6 high schools in the Cincinnati area at which his athletes have achieved outstanding individual and team success during his 52 year coaching tenure. In both sports Ken has coached 302 individual league champions, 2 State T&F Runner-Up Relay teams, 2 Individual State T&F Runner-Up finishers, 6 State T&F Champion Relay teams and 7 Individual State T&F Champions. He has also coached a total of 186 All-Ohio athletes with the unique honor of having coached an All-Ohio athlete in every event in Track & Field. His teams have captured 48 league titles in six different leagues, 25 District Championships, 11 Regional Championships, 2 Division I Boys State Track & Field Runner-Up finishes at Princeton High School in 1989 & 1990 and a Division I Boys State Cross Country Championship at Colerain High School in 1978. He has also coached one Olympic Trial qualifier in the men’s long jump in addition to one female qualifier in each of the following five women’s events: Marathon, High Jump, Long Jump, 200 Meter Dash and the 100 Meter Hurdles. Ken started the girls Cross Country programs at Colerain High School in 1977 and at Princeton High School in 1981 winning league titles while at both schools. During his career he has served two times as the President of the Southwest Ohio Track & Cross Country Coaches Association. He has also served as an Assistant Coach (Distance) for the USA Junior Olympic Team that competed in Jamaica. Ken has also been a lecturer at Hillsdale College on Track and race relations. Ken has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for coaching Cross Country and Track & Field at Colerain High School, Princeton High School. Mt. Healthy High School and Lockland High School. In addition to all four high schools Ken has also been inducted into the Dayton Roosevelt Track & Field Meet Hall of Fame. In addition to his Cross Country and Track & Field coaching over the last 52 years Ken has also served as an Assistant and Head Boys & Girls High School Basketball coach for the last 50 years. In recognition of the commitment, dedication and high level of success your athletes and teams have achieved the OATCCC is honored to in include you as a member of the 2023 OATCCC Hall of Fame inductees.