BY JEFF FALK
They say point guards – the good ones at least – are an extension of the bench and a coach on the floor. Perhaps that’s why they make such good bench coaches.
The Lebanon Valley College men’s basketball program’s last good point guard, Joey Meehan, recently became an assistant coach, at Division One Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. Meehan, who graduated from Lebanon Valley in 2012, became the third Flying Dutchmen point to coach at the college, following in the foot steps of J.D. Byers, ’05 and Mike Rhoades, 1995.
“He has all of the characteristics you look for in a basketball coach,” said Yellowjackets head coach Nathan Davis. “I have no doubt that he will do an outstanding job representing Randolph-Macon College and our basketball program.”
During his illustrious four-year career at Lebanon Valley, Meehan compiled over 1,600 points, 500 assists and 200 steals. Meehan was a three-year captain and three-time all-Commonwealth Conference pick for the Flying Dutchmen.
After graduating from LVC, Meehan competed abroad in Switzerland, averaging 18 points, five assists and four steals per outing as a professional. During that time, Meehan also coached a semi-professional team there.
Byers, now an assistant coach at Radford, was part of Randolph-Macon’s program following his graduation, while Rhoades, now an associate head coach at Virginia Commonwealth, also assisted at Randolph-Macon earlier.