A wrestling product from UPS, Meyerhoff has been inducted into the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the National AAU Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Washington State Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.
Meyerhoff becomes the second Washington recipient to receive the award. Current Assistant Executive Director Cindy Adsit earned the award in 2009.
The NFHS honors individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, coaching, officiating and fine arts programs. The Citations have been awarded since 1971.
Complete Biography | Jim Meyerhoff, Section 8
Jim Meyerhoff is concluding his 42nd year in secondary education as a teacher, coach, athletic director and state association administrator. After serving as assistant executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) for 11 years, he is assisting the WIAA with several projects on a part-time basis.
Currently, Meyerhoff is director of the WIAA State Wrestling Championships, director of the WIAA Coaches Schools and WIAA District 3 Regional Facilitator for the WIAA Coaching Standards.
Among his accomplishments as assistant executive director, Meyerhoff helped the WIAA develop the nation’s first gender equity policy, which has been used by many state associations. He also was at the forefront of promoting girls wrestling in Washington. After starting the first girls invitational tournament in 2004, the WIAA has sponsored the Girls State Wrestling Championships for six years, and more than 1,100 girls are now competing in the sport statewide.
Meyerhoff has also been active in coaches education and leadership training for athletic directors. He has completed 17 NIAAA Leadership Training Institute courses and is an NFHS Coach Education Program instructor.
Prior to joining the WIAA staff in 2000, Meyerhoff was director of athletics for the White River School District, where he served for several years after a 21-year career at Franklin Pierce High School. He coached wrestling and softball at Pierce, and was athletic director for four years. He also coached wrestling for three years at Pacific Lutheran (Washington) University between his high school stints.