Jesse Meeks was a long-time coach in Arlington, but his greatest success came at Yorktown, where his boys gymnastics teams won eight state titles from 1963 to 1973. He was on the VHSL rules committee and was instrumental in developing it as a varsity sport. He was also the first head football coach at Yorktown, compiling an 85-63-7 record. His best teams were from 1967 to 1970, when his YHS won two district titles in 1967 and 1968 and then finished 9-1 in 1970. Coach Meeks died last year at age 92.