Max Meyer Mother And Father Are Former Athletes
Max Meyer mother Kathy Meyer and father Kent Meyer are graduates of St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
Kathy and Kent started dating during their senior year of high school. She was a star soccer player and he was a remarkable football player. He initially played cornerback but later moved to linebacker as an upperclassman.
Max might not be lucky enough to be born with the 6-foot-6 genes, but he definitely has the most hardworking and supportive parents. The family’s competitive background has played a role in how Max developed.
Playing college baseball for the local school was one of his dreams but moving up to the professional level was still his main goal. It caused his dad to search for ways his son could improve.
The pitcher couldn’t grow in height, so Kent found other ways. It included purchasing a Marc Pro machine to stimulate his shoulder and MacGyvering a core velocity belt from a harness.
These advantages and his innate abilities and competitiveness helped make Max the force he is today. “We knew there was some ability there,” his pitching coach Ty McDevitt said, “but we had no idea his freshman year he was going to come out in the spring and do what he did.”
Each summer, on July 4, the Meyers meet on their cabin in Wisconsin and compete in a decathlon. The COVID pandemic was hard for Max since he dislikes sitting around, so they also played many board games.
According to Kathy, they also enjoy their time at the cabin - swimming and boating in the summer, snow sports, and pond hockey in the winter. Their other hobbies include playing and watching football, basketball, hockey, and baseball.
Kent and Kathy were in the stands, cheering on their son when he finally debuted in July 2022. They said they were beyond happy to watch Max realize his dream since childhood.
Kent was the first person Max called after getting his call up. He was on his way back home from the movies with his niece and couldn't help but shed tears of joy. Soon after, Max walked into the family home, quickly getting a hug from his dad.
The father-son duo was always a Twins fan, with Max’s once-favorite player being Carlos Gomez. Nevertheless, they were ready to go for any team that wanted Max.
Kathy Meyer Teaches Algebra
Max Meyer's mother Kathy Johnson Meyer is a math teacher at Stillwater Junior High. She has been teaching algebra since 1991.
She started teaching after getting an undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education at St. Olaf, followed by her masters degree in Education at the University of Minnesota.
Due to her excellent teaching, Kathy won a Partnership Award and $1,000 cash prize in 2021. A non profit educational fund gives these awards to teachers and staff members at Stillwater Area Public Schools.
Kathy was nominated by a previous student and said she was honored and surprised to have received the award. "I feel like it is a little bit more special knowing that it came from a student,” she added.
She believes that the most important element is the relationship between the teacher and students. "I try to make it [math] easily understandable to students, but it’s about building relationships with kids, so that’s what I try to do in my classroom, make it a safe, fun place to be,” she further said.
Mrs. Meyers is also one of the school's link crew coordinators, alongside Bryce Ellefson, Amy Hoffman, Matt Kraft, and Erin Nickleby.