David Meiklejohn brought Division I playing experience and hands-on goalkeeper coaching experience to Georgia State University. Meiklejohn, fresh off completing his first season with the Panthers, works with the goalkeepers and assists head coach Brett Surrency with all aspects of the program.
A native of Woodbridge, Va., Meiklejohn played a key role last season for both of GSU's goalkeepers. He helped Vincent Foermer post a school record with a 1.14 goals against average and return from an injury to his torso. When Foermer missed time due to injury, redshirt freshman CJ Cochran stepped in and delivered a 5-2-1 record which included four shutouts and a 0.61 GAA.
Meiklejohn was a four-year member of Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison men's soccer team from 2007-11. He was primarily a backup goalkeeper and served as team tri-captain in 2010 for the Dukes.
Meiklejohn comes to GSU after he served as an assistant coach at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, Va. under 2010 Region III Boys Soccer Coach of the Year Ted Erickson. Meiklejohn helped Harrisonburg win the regular-season district and region III championship in 2010 with a 16-3-1 record. Meiklejohn was a key contributor in the development of Ty Armentrout into a first team, All-District player that same season. The team also went 14-2 and won another district championship in 2011.
Meiklejohn graduated from James Madison in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sports and recreation management. He also earned a business minor. He will primarily work with GSU's goalkeepers and will assist with all aspects of the program.
Meiklejohn is the son of Caroline and Brian Meiklejohn and has a sister, Amanda, who played field hockey at Christopher Newport University.