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Central Washington University

Former Eastern standout to coach Central quarterbacks

It’s not completely uncommon for a Division II quarterbacks coach to have professional experience. It is slightly more rare, however, for a quarterbacks coach to still be playing professionally.

Erik Meyer is exactly that. He took over as the quarterbacks coach, while Central Washington University head coach John Picha will coach the running backs.

Meyer, who played at Eastern Washington University, is on the Spokane Shock, an Arena Football League squad that was one win away from the Arena Bowl, but lost 65-57 in the conference championship.

After Eastern, in 2006, Meyer was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent. He’s also played for the Cologne Centurions, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, Utah Blaze and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

He broke eight Eagles’ records under head coach Beau Baldwin, and was named the top offensive player in the NCAA Division I-AA.

He set a record for FCS quarterbacks with at least 400 completions by posting a 166.5 career passing efficiency rating.
He is still the quarterback of the Shock, but in the AFL’s offseason, he is in charge of the Wildcats’ play-callers.

“It will help a ton,” Picha said. “Any time you can bring a guy like that in, who’s got a lot of different experiences under his belt, and has been a winner wherever he goes, that’s something that you want your players to be around. I think he’ll be a really great fit here.” 

Read more of the story in the Daily Record here.

Photo by Brian Myrick