Brent Myers

Marion High School

Brent MyersBRENT MYERS Brent Myers was a 1969 graduate of Marion HS, participating in three sports during his high school career: Football, Basketball, and Track.  His senior year in Football, the team had a record of 9-1 and were NCC Conference Champs. In his junior and senior years in Basketball, the teams were 52-6, were NCC Conference champs both his junior and senior years, and were in the State Final Four both years.   In his senior year the team was undefeated and ranked #1 and #2 in state polls.  He acquired the nickname “Moose” in basketball during his senior year. In his junior and senior years in Track, the team was NCC Conference Champs and went to the State where Brent participated in the Shot Put event.  In the spring of 1969, Brent received Marion High School’s Outstanding Athlete Award. Also in the spring of 1969, Brent signed a letter of intent in Football with Purdue University, under Coach Jack Mollenkopf.  Brent played football and basketball during his freshman year.  The remaining 3 years he was involved in football only, lettering his junior and senior years at Purdue. In 1972, Brent was awarded the Noble E. Kizer Award, given each year to the highest ranking GPA on the Purdue Football team.  In January of 1973, Brent was a 6th round draft choice of the NFL Oakland Raiders.  In 1974, Brent decided to pursue Education instead of Pro Football, returning to Graduate School at Purdue University. He had a short stint of coaching and teaching at Marion High School from 1975 through 1977.  Brent relocated to Alabama in the summer of 1977, where he became a part of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Management Team in Gadsden, Alabama.  Over the next 36 years, he held many managerial positions and also received a Master’s Degree in Education from Jacksonville State in 1985.  In January, 2013, Brent retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.  In January, 2018, was requested to return to Goodyear on a temporary contract basis.  He is still working there today.  Brent and his wife, Lisa, reside in Hokes Bluff, Alabama.