He is the orchestrator of Northwest Missouri State’s culture, success and most importantly, family. He was more than a legend, he was a creator.
From field to faith and everything in between, athletic director Mel Tjeerdsma has given Northwest Missouri a savior to remember.
“Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.” That statement is pounded into the heads of Northwest students since the moment they start freshman orientation.
Queue the Bearcat Marching Band and get the glittered signs ready because “Coach T” is back in Maryville.
Northwest Missouri State University students reflect on favorite memories of iconic football Coach Mel Tjeerdsma