It got ugly late with a number of penalties and two ejections but Jacksonville got its best win of the season Sunday.
“Years ago, Dale reached out to me after my personal story went public,” he said. “If we had been able to have that conversation when I was still playing, I know it would have changed the course of my career. Dale’s legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire others to pursue their dreams, and I hope we see the results around MLB soon.”
Scott worked 3,897 regular-season games and was a crew chief for 16 seasons, half his career.
“I was fortunate enough to have Dale as my crew chief for 10-plus years. A gifted umpire and true professional, he ran the crew with a smile as he mentored many of today’s most successful umpires,” fellow ump Dan Iassogna said.
Meyer played quarterback and defensive back in the early 1960s at Purdue, where his coaching career began. His first head-coaching job was at UNLV (1973-75), but he became known nationally at SMU (1976-81).
He led the Mustangs to the 1981 Southwest Conference championship behind the duo of Dickerson and James, before landing in the NFL as a head coach with the Patriots (1982-84) and later the Colts (1986-91).
Meyer became the Patriots’ eighth head coach and saw success right away turning around a team that was 2-14 before his arrival.
In his first season, he led the Pat to a 5-4 record during a strike-shortened season and the team’s first playoff appearance in four seasons. Meyer finished with an 18-15 regular season record after 2 1/2 seasons with New England.