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NCC honors Ralph Meyer for 50 years of service to the school and the Bellevue community

Before the Newport Central Catholic versus Bellevue basketball game on Thursday, coach Ralph Meyer was recognized and honored as a dedicated public servant within the Newport Central Catholic and Bellevue communities.

NewCath head coach Kenny Collopy said, “With it being grade school night and a game against his alma mater, it was a perfect night to honor Ralph for his 50 years of coaching at the grade school and high school level. He has impacted many student-athletes, and 50 years of dedicated service is something to behold.” 
After playing basketball and graduating from Bellevue High School in 1970, Meyer began his coaching career for the St. Anthony Tigers. After two years of service in the United States Navy, he returned to coaching at St. Michael for many years.

Since 1996, Meyer has served on the Newport Central Catholic boys’ basketball staff in various roles from head coach to assistant at the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity levels. Additionally, he has served as an assistant coach on the NewCath baseball staff for the past 10 years.

He has been part of an All-A state, regional and district championships under multiple head coaches and also coached all four of his sons at St. Michael and NewCath.

Newport Central Catholic 

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  1. Diane Waqqrnock-Graper says:

    Congratulations, Ralph! As a fellow student of yours at St. Anthony’s and at Bellevue High, I remember your enthusiasm for basketball! Sounds like you have made a great contribution to NewCath and Bellevue! God bless you, Ralph! Keep up the good work!

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