Jack Meriwether
Jack Meriwether
Title: Interim head basketball coach
Phone: 304-473-8131
Email: Meriwether.j@wvwc.edu
Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
High School: Tandem Friends School
Previous College: Thomas Edison State College

Coach Meriwether begins his second season at West Virginia Wesleyan College this fall, after helping lead the team to a 17-13 overall record during the 2015-2016 season and a seventh place finish in the MEC. Meriwether worked extensively with Wesleyan’s post players including 2nd team All-American and the nation’s leading rebounder Tanner McGrew.

Coach Meriwether arrived to West Virginia Wesleyan in 2015 from central Virginia, where he had spent the last three years coaching some of the top players in the country as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Boo Williams' 17U EYBL team. 

Under Williams, he coached five McDonalds All-Americans, as well as the No. 10 pick in this year's NBA draft, Thon Maker.

During his time with Williams, he also helped the team achieve a 2014 final national ranking of fourth in the country and bring home the first Super Showcase National Championship in program history. For his accomplishments Meriwether was selected as a head coach for the 2015 Mary Kline Classic.

In addition to his work with Williams, Meriwether also has extensive coaching experience at the high school and post-graduate level.

He spent the 2014-2015 season as an assistant coach at Genesis Academy in Lynchburg, Va.

Prior to taking the position at Genesis Academy, Meriwether spent two years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator to the post-graduate basketball team at Fork Union Military Academy. 

While at FUMA, Meriwether helped coach the team to a 36-24 record over two seasons and ended a 10-year losing streak to rival Hargrave Military Academy. The 2013 team achieved the first top 10 ranking for the school since 2002. 

Before taking his talents to FUMA, Meriwether was an assistant coach at Randolph College under Clay Nunley. During his time at Randolph, the team had their second winning season in school history and competed in the conference championship game.

Meriwether has also been a camp counselor at many basketball camps across the country, including: the University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest University camps, as well as John Lucas Rising Stars Camp and the prestigious Victor Oladipo/Ty Lawson camp at Dematha Catholic High School.

Meriwether studied at Virginia Tech and completed his degree at Thomas Edison State College while working as an independent scout. He has been married to the former Cortney Phillips since 2014.