Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine

Article Title

Staying Power


Van Meter, who graduated from IWU in 1922, will turn 102 this August, making him the university’s oldest alumnus. He currently resides in an assisted-living facility in Beckley, W. Va., where his earlier coaching prowess earned him honors almost too numerous to mention. In a recent poll of sportswriters and coaches, he was named one of the 10 best West Virginia high school coaches in the 20th century.