Shaun Meinecke enters his third season as an assistant coach at Long Beach State. Meinecke works primarily with the sprinters, hurdlers, and relays.
Under Meinecke's tutelage in 2011, Koree Hines (110H), Chris Lawson (400m) and Shakina Phillips (100H, 400H) earned All-Big West honors. The men's sprinters and hurdlers accounted for 21 points to help the squad to the Big West title. Hines (110H), Lawson (400H) and Nimrod Piggee (110H) also qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries.
In his first year with the 49ers in 2010, Kenneth Medwood (400H, 1st), Sam Jeter (400H, 2nd) and Nimrod Piggee (110H, 3rd) earned all-conference honors, while the men's 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads both had top three finishes at the conference meet. The trio of hurdlers also qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary meet with Medwood advancing to the NCAA Championships.
Meinecke came to LBSU from Miami University (Ohio), where he spent three years as an assistant track and field coach, handling the sprints, hurdles, relays, jumps, and multi-events. During his tenure at Miami, Meinecke produced six conference champions, seven national qualifiers, five national appearances, and two All-Americans. In addition, the RedHawks broke seven school records, one Mid-American Conference record, and one Israeli national record under his guidance.
Prior to his stint at Miami, Meinecke spent two years as the head women's cross country/track and field coach at Georgia Southern University, where he was tabbed the Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year twice. While at the helm, Meinecke's athletes produced 15 conference champions, 13 regional qualifying performances, two Southern Conference records, two Junior National qualifiers, and one NCAA qualifying mark. He also helped the Eagles to back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships.
Before his head coaching tenure, Meinecke was an assistant at Georgia Southern University (2001-03), where he worked with the jumpers, sprinters, and heptathletes.
As a student-athlete, Meinecke was an NCAA Division III All-American decathlete at Luther College. He was also a three-time national qualifier and won a national championship as a member of the distance medley relay team.
Meinecke earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Luther College in 2001 and went on to earn his master's degree in sport management from Georgia Southern in 2003.