Fredonia’s Meredith selected ’17-18 SUNYAC Coach of the Year

The SUNYAC has announced that Fredonia’s Jeff Meredith is the recipient of the conference’s Coach of the Year honor for the 2017-18 season.

In his 30th season as head coach for the Blue Devils, Meredith led his squad to an overall record of 13-11-4, and a fifth-place SUNYAC seeding entering playoffs with a conference record of 7-8-1.

The team had a triumphant SUNYAC playoff run, upsetting No. 5 seeded Plattsburgh in the quarterfinals 4-3, then upsetting No. 1-seeded Oswego in the semifinals 3-1 to advance to the SUNYAC championship game, a game Fredonia lost to Geneseo 7-1 on March 3.

Meredith entered the 2017-18 season ranked 45th on the all-time NCAA wins list, and earned his 400th career victory in a 7-4 win over visiting Plattsburgh on Dec. 2.

This marks Meredith’s third SUNYAC Coach of the Year award.