Paul Meyer enters his ninth season as the head volleyball coach at Waldorf University.
Last season, the Warriors made their debut in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA). They finished the season with a 9-29 record and a 2-6 mark in conference play. Waldorf closed out the year in a NSAA Tournament South Division quarterfinal. The Warriors had a player earn first-team all-conference honors for the second consecutive season. Fifteen players were named NSAA Scholar-Athletes and three were honored as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Athletes.
During the 2014 season, Meyer led the Warriors to a 17-24 record and a fourth-place finish in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) with a 5-3 league mark. Waldorf reached the MCAC tournament quarterfinals. The Warriors finished the season strong, winning 12 of the final 17 matches.
Under Meyer’s leadership, Waldorf recorded back-to-back third-place finishes in the MCAC in 2012 and 2013. Waldorf was the 2012 MCAC Tournament runner-up, falling to 17th-ranked Bellevue University. The Warriors set school records for wins in 2012 (23) and 2013 (24). Waldorf got off to a slow start during the 2013 campaign, beginning the season with nine straight losses before finishing strong with a 24-15 record. The Warriors defeated Haskell Indian Nations University in the first round of the MCAC Tournament and then lost a five-set match to College of the Ozarks in the semifinals.
Before returning to Waldorf in 2008, Meyer spent 19 years as a high school coach in Minnesota. During his high school coaching career, Meyer accumulated more than 200 wins and was voted 8AAA Section Coach of the Year during his tenure at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School.
Coach Meyer began his volleyball career as an assistant at United South Central (Wells, Minn.) coaching under Hall of Fame Coach Pete Beckerman. After helping USC to a second-place finish at the Minnesota state tournament, he moved on and started his head coaching career at Alden-Conger (1993), Albert Lea (1994-1997), Luverne (1998), New Ulm (1999-2000), and finished his high school coaching career at Sauk Rapids-Rice (2001-2007).
Meyer has been a very active part of the volleyball community across the Midwest throughout his career. He has coached a variety of club teams including, Granite City in St. Cloud, Minn.; Heartland in Monticello, Minn.; and his own club, The Warrior Volleyball Club, in Forest City. He has also been a yearly speaker at area coaches' clinics, including the Minnesota Coaches Association Clinic in the fall.
During the summer months, Coach Meyer instructs numerous camps throughout the Midwest. In the past two years, Meyer has either directed or assisted at over 20 camps and has worked at more than 150 camps during his career.
Meyer, who received his associate's degree at Waldorf College in 1987, attended Mankato State University, graduating in 1991 with a degree in physical education.