David Meiklejohn
David Meiklejohn
Position: Assistant Coach
Last School: 1st Year
Experience: James Madison '11

David Meiklejohn joined Gareth Elliott's staff as the goalkeeper coach in July of 2013.

Meiklejohn comes to Rhode Island from Georgia State, where he worked with the goalkeepers in 2012. A native of Woodbridge, Va., Meiklejohn played a key role for both of GSU's goalkeepers, as he helped Vincent Foermer establish a school record 1.14 goals against average. When Foermer missed time due to injury, redshirt freshman C.J. Cochran stepped in and went 5-2-1, including four shutouts and a 0.61 GAA.

While in Atlanta, he also coached for the Concorde Fire Academy, where he worked with the USSDA men’s U-16 and U-18 teams, as well as the women’s ECNL programs. 

Before joining GSU, Meiklejohn was an assistant coach under 2010 Region III Boys Soccer Coach of the Year Ted Erickson at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, Va. 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, a First-Team All-District player in 2010. The team also went 14-2 and won another district championship in 2011.

Meiklejohn was a four-year player for James Madison of the Colonial Athletic Association, playing from 2007-11. He served as team tri-captain in 2010 for the Dukes. 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. 

Meiklejohn is the son of Caroline and Brian Meiklejohn and has a sister, Amanda, who played field hockey at Christopher Newport University.

updated 7/11/13