MSCC Class of 2014

Charlie (Jeremy) Melton


According to Coach Jeremy Melton, the Lord's Word places our passion in a very humbling position. The Bible states in 1 Timothy 4:8 that "Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come."

Jeremy would like to pay tribute to the following individuals:

"I would like to honor my Father, Ronald Melton, during this moment. My Father was a man of character, a hard working railroad car mechanic, a Marine, and my hero. He taught me the lessons I needed to carry out my duty as a strength coach.

I would like to honor my Mother, Jan Melton, for constantly believing that I am perfect and the best person in the world. I would like to thank her for all of the years of selfless love she has given me, for teaching me how to cook, and how to love.

I would like to thank Dr. Richard Kreider for allowing me to serve him as a graduate research assistant at the University of Memphis, my first opportunity in this field. For teaching me how the human body operates and how to manipulate its anatomical and physiologic systems to produce enhanced athletic performance.

I would like to thank Coach Todd Stroud for telling me that the opportunity to work as a Grad Assistant for him and Dr. Kreider was a "no brainer."

I would like to thank Coach Dave Van Halanger for giving me the opportunity to serve him at Florida State University as a graduate assistant and showing me how to serve athletes and coaches with godliness and strength.

I would like to thank Coach Jon Jost for hiring me for my first position as a full-time strength coach, when I was still a know-it-all, wet-behind-the-ears young man. I would like to thank him for shaping me personally and guiding my professional development.

I would like to thank Coach Scott Drew for hiring me to serve alongside him at Baylor University. I would like to thank him for serving me off the court in more ways than I can count and always standing beside me as a brother in Christ."