One of Defiance College’s most storied and successful coaches will be returning to DC for Homecoming on October 5-6 this year. In his post-DC career, Mee spent 25 years with the Washington Redskins organization.
His success as a coach is reflected in his DC record in 1964-66: 18-8 in football, and 38-11 in baseball. The 1966 football team was the only one in all of Ohio to go undefeated that year. The 1964, 65 and 66 baseball teams all took the Mid-Ohio Conference title, and the 1966 team nearly made it to the national playoffs.
After leaving DC, he became an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin, and left there in 1970 to be a scout for legendary coach Vince Lombardi for the Washington Redskins. Then he spent two years as head coach of Earlham College, and rejoined the Redskins in 1972 as an assistant coach for the rest of the 70s. In 1981 he began a long run as Director of Player Personnel, spending a total of 25 years with the team. He is a member of the NFL Scouts and Indiana Football Halls of Fame, as well as becoming a member of DC’s Hall of Fame in 1982.
Mee will be attending several DC Homecoming events, including a reunion of his 1964-66 baseball players, as well as the football game against Franklin.
Sources consulted for this story:
Indiana Football Hall of Fame site: http://www.indiana-football.org/?q=node/504
Defender, January 10, 1964: https://tinyurl.com/ycxr4sco
Defender, 10-22-82: https://tinyurl.com/y9osnwvo
Written by Barb Sedlock