Michael Meek

Michael Meek

Assistant Professor

Women's Basketball Head Coach



Before his time at George Fox, Meek was busy leading Southridge High School in Beaverton, Ore., to five Oregon large-school classification state titles in a six-year span between 2005 and 2010.

Meek began his coaching career at La Grande (Ore.) High School, where he went 51-21 (.708) in three years (1997-2000).  In 10 seasons at Southridge (2000-10), he was 213-58 (.786) for a career record of 264-79 (.770). 

Southridge captured state titles under Meek in the Oregon 4A classification in 2005 and 2006, the highest level in the state at that time, and in the new 6A level in 2007, 2008, and 2010.  The Skyhawks were regularly listed in the USA Today and MaxPreps national rankings, and this past spring were recognized by MaxPreps as one of the top 10 high school programs in the nation.   

Meek earned a slew of coaching awards during his time at Southridge, including the 2006 MaxPrep National Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year.  He was named the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year four times (‘05, ‘06, ‘07, and ’10), and State Coach of the Year by the Oregonian newspaper twice (’05 and ’10).  He was league Coach of the Year six times (’00, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘09, and ’10).  Nineteen of his players have gone on to play college basketball. 

Meek also developed the Nike Northwest Girls’ Basketball Invitational, which attracts some of the top high school teams on the West Coast.  He has published articles in Women’s Basketball magazine, developed three basketball coaching instructional videos, and was a speaker at the Best of the West Coaches Clinics in Seattle, Wash., for three years (2006-08). 

In taking the George Fox position, Meek admitted that “I had had some back-and-forth thoughts about college coaching before, but the George Fox situation was just a perfect fit for me and my family.  What the institution believes in and stands for is what I believe in and stand for as well.  I am confident I can that I can continue the winning tradition that has been established here, because my coaching philosophy is like Coach Rueck’s - it is not as much about wins and losses, about success, as it is about the journey, about relationships, about the process.  If we have hard work, dedication, and commitment, then the wins and losses will take care of themselves.”

In addition to his coaching duties, Meek teaches and performs other roles in the department of Health and Human Performance at George Fox. 

A native of Puyallup, Wash., Meek played basketball at Tacoma Community College and Eastern Oregon University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education and health in 1999. He earned his master of arts in teaching from Grand Canyon University in 2004. 

Meek and his wife Lisa reside in Beaverton with their daughters McKelle and Audrey.  The Meeks attend Beaverton Foursquare Church.