Former Steamboat Springs High School Sailors basketball coach Kelly Meek will be the subject of a roast at 4 p.m. June 13 in the old gym at the high school.

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Former Steamboat Springs High School Sailors basketball coach Kelly Meek will be the subject of a roast at 4 p.m. June 13 in the old gym at the high school.

Meek to be subject of 'roast'

Friends, former players and more to share stories about legendary Sailors coach

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— There's the one about a bench-clearing brawl with Moffat County. There are ones about his career as an athlete, his ribbing of referees and his getting thrown out of games.

Of course, there also are the ones about him coaching great teams.

Truth is, coaches don't win more than 540 basketball games, 44 league, district or regional championships, and 20 preseason tournament championships without accumulating some stories along the way. And everyone who has ever come in contact with former Steamboat Springs High School coach Kelly Meek knows he can tell a tale.

This time, however, the tables will be turned on Meek. Under the guidance of current boys basketball coach Luke DeWolfe and assistant coach Jim Bronner, a roast of Meek is scheduled for 4 p.m. June 13 in the old gym at the high school.

The roast should last for a couple of hours, and the party then will move to The Tugboat Grill & Pub.

"I've heard some good ones," Bronner said. "Hopefully, the right people will be here."

The event is free and open to all. Donations for the boys basketball team will be accepted but not required.

Bronner said the idea popped up on a road trip to Delta earlier this season. It was sort of fitting, Bronner said, because Meek used to tell most of his tales while on the long bus trips across the region.

Bronner said he's not sure how many people will show up, but he expects people who taught with Meek, referees, people in his poker group, friends, opposing coaches and former players to be among the guests.

For more information about the roast or to participate, e-mail cody_sherrill@yahoo.com or call DeWolfe at 871-3640.

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