Jeff Meyer
Jeff  Meyer

Position:
Assistant Coach


10/17/2014

Meyer to be Inducted into Taylor University Athletic Hall of Fame

Men's Hoops Assistant Coach Meyer to Join Taylor University Athletic HOF

04/22/2013

2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

04/08/2013

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA National Championship

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA National Championship

04/05/2013

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four

03/28/2013

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA South Regional

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA South Regional

Jeff Meyer completed his 37th season as a collegiate coach in 2015-16 and his nine overall with the University of Michigan basketball program.

Throughout his career, Meyer has consistently been a proven winner amassing 709 career wins with 14 trips to the NCAA Tournament. He has been instrumental in helping U-M return to the national stage as the Maize and Blue has averaged nearly 20 wins per season (179 victories).

Throughout the nine seasons in Ann Arbor, Meyer has been influential in guiding the Wolverine program to six NCAA Tournament bids (2009, '11, '12, '13, '14 & '16), including a 2013 trip to the Final Four and national title game -- the first for the program in 20 years. The Wolverines made it back-to-back Elite Eight appearances as U-M returned in 2014 and were eliminated in the regional final on a last second shot.

Michigan claimed a share of the 2012 Big Ten regular-season title with a 13-5 record -- the first for the program since 1986. The Wolverines just missed claiming a share of the 2013 conference title after a last second loss in the regular season finale, but won their first outright Big Ten title in 28 years in 2014 with a 15-3 record, winning the league by three games.

Meyer assisted 10 Wolverine to All-Big Ten honors -- Manny Harris (2009, '10), DeShawn Sims (2009, '10), Darius Morris (2011), Trey Burke (2012 & '13), Tim Hardaway Jr. (2012 & '13), Nik Stauskas (2014), Caris LeVert (2014), Derrick Walton Jr. (2016) and Zak Irvin (2016).

The Wolverines also had back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Years with Burke in 2013 and Stauskas in 2014. In addition, Burke went on to earn consensus National Player of the Year and All-America honors in 2013.

With over a dozen professional players to his credit during his coaching career, Meyer has helped six Wolverines reach the next level including two lottery picks -- Burke in 2013 (Utah Jazz, No. 9) and Stauskas in 2014 (Sacramento Kings, No. 8).

In addition to those two selections, Meyer has helped an additional four Wolverines get drafted by the NBA: Morris (2011, No. 41 by Los Angeles Lakers), Hardaway Jr. (2013, No. 24 by New York Knicks), Mitch McGary (2014, No. 21 by Oklahoma City Thunder) and Glenn Robinson III (2014, No. 40 by Minnesota Timberwolves).

Prior to joining the Wolverine staff, Meyer spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Indiana University (2006-08), helping the Hoosiers to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, '08). Before his time in Bloomington, Meyer spent two seasons as an assistant at the University of Missouri (2004-06), where the Tigers made an NIT appearance in 2005.

Meyer spent three seasons at Butler University (2001-04) where he helped guide the Bulldogs to back-to-back Horizon League Championships (2002, '03), advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2003. He spearheaded the recruiting efforts and played a vital role in the Bulldogs' player-skill development program, game preparation and strategy. Butler registered a 69-26 mark during his three seasons, with 12 of the program's 13 student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility earning degrees.

Before his time at Butler, Meyer was the associate head coach at Winthrop University (1998-2001), helping the Eagles win three straight Big South Tournament titles and secure three straight NCAA Tournament berths (1999, 2000, '01). He helped foster an outstanding commitment to academics with eight out of nine student-athletes that matriculated through the program earning a degree.

Prior to his assistant coaching career, Meyer spent 16 years as the head coach at Liberty University (1981-97), registering a 259-206 overall record becoming the Flames' all-time winningest coach -- a mark he still holds today. He led the Liberty to the 1994 Big South Tournament championship and a bid to the NCAA Tournament. He was instrumental in helping Liberty make the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division I. In addition to his outstanding efforts as a head coach, Meyer's program also produced successful individuals in the classroom, earning a 90-percent graduation rate (45 of 50 student-athletes) from 1981 to 1997.

Meyer began his coaching career as an assistant to Lee Rose at Purdue University (1978-80), where he earned his master's degree. He was part of a Boilermakers squad that reached the 1980 NCAA Final Four, following a Big Ten regular-season co-championship and earn a 1979 NIT final appearance. Meyer spent an additional season with Rose at the University of South Florida (1980-81), helping the Bulls to an appearance in the NIT, before becoming the head coach at Liberty.

Meyer, a native of Reynolds, Ind., is a 1976 graduate of Taylor University where he was recently inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame (2014). He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of two daughters, Holli and Sarah, and a son, Josh. The Meyer's have three grandchildren, Alexander, Stella and Hazel.

The Jeff Meyer File

Born: June 21, 1954
Hometown: Reynolds, Ind.
High School: North White High School
College: Taylor University, 1976 (BS, Physical Education) and Purdue, 1980 (MS, Physical Education)
Wife: Karen
Children: Holli (Torrie), Sarah (Downing) and Josh
Grandchildren: Alexander, Stella and Hazel

Coaching Career

Years School Position
1978-80 Purdue University Assistant Coach
1980-81 University of South Florida Assistant Coach
1981-97 Liberty University Head Coach
1998-2001 Winthrop University Associate Head Coach
2001-04 Butler University Assistant Coach
2004-06 University of Missouri Assistant Coach
2006-08 Indiana University Assistant Coach
2008-10 University of Michigan Administrative Specialist
2010-present University of Michigan Assistant Coach

Coaching Career Breakdown

Year School Record Conf. Finish Postseason
1978-79 Purdue 27-8 13-5 t-1st NIT, Runner-up
1979-80 Purdue 23-10 11-7 3rd NCAA, Third Place
1980-81 South Florida 18-11 7-5 4th NIT, First Round
1981-82 Liberty 15-11 - - NAIA, District 19
1982-83 Liberty 23-9 - - NAIA, Tournament (5th)
1983-84 Liberty 19-10 5-5 - -
1984-85 Liberty 19-10 6-4 - -
1985-86 Liberty 18-13 6-4 - -
1986-87 Liberty 18-11 3-5 - -
1987-88 Liberty 13-15 4-4 - -
1988-89 Liberty 10-17 - - -
1989-90 Liberty 11-17 - - -
1990-91 Liberty 5-23 - - -
1991-92 Liberty 22-7 10-4 2nd -
1992-93 Liberty 16-14 9-7 4th -
1993-94 Liberty 18-12 12-6 t-3rd NCAA, First Round
1994-95 Liberty 12-16 7-9 t-5th -
1995-96 Liberty 17-12 9-5 t-2nd -
1996-97 Liberty 23-9 11-3 t-1st -
1997-98 did not coach - - - -
1998-99 Winthrop 21-8 9-1 1st NCAA, First Round
1999-2000 Winthrop 21-9 11-3 2nd NCAA, First Round
2000-01 Winthrop 18-13 11-3 2nd NCAA, Play-In-Game
2001-02 Butler 26-6 12-4 1st NIT, First Round
2002-03 Butler 27-6 14-2 1st NCAA, Sweet 16
2003-04 Butler 16-14 8-8 6th -
2004-05 Missouri 16-17 7-9 t-8th NIT, First Round
2005-06 Missouri 12-16 5-11 11th -
2006-07 Indiana 21-11 10-6 3rd NCAA, Second Round
2007-08 Indiana 25-8 14-4 3rd NCAA, First Round
2008-09 Michigan 21-14 9-9 t-7th NCAA, Second Round
2009-10 Michigan 15-17 7-11 t-7th -
2010-11 Michigan 21-14 9-9 t-4th NCAA, Second Round
2011-12 Michigan 24-10 13-5 t-1st NCAA, First Round
2012-13 Michigan 31-8 12-6 t-4th NCAA, National Runner-Up
2013-14 Michigan 28-9 15-3 1st NCAA, Elite Eight
2014-15 Michigan 16-16 8-10 9th --
2015-16 Michigan 23-13 10-8 8th NCAA, First Four & First Round
2016-17 Michigan - - - -
Career Totals 709-444 297-185

Coaching Records

Years School Overall Conference Seasons
1978-80 Purdue 50-18 24-12 2
1980-81 South Florida 18-11 7-5 1
1981-97 Liberty 259-206 82-56 16
1998-2001 Winthrop 60-30 31-7 3
2001-04 Butler 69-26 34-14 3
2004-06 Missouri 28-33 12-20 2
2006-08 Indiana 46-19 24-10 2
2008-present Michigan 179-101 83-61 8
Career Totals 709-444 297-185 37
Totals as Head Coach 259-206 82-56 16
Totals as Assistant Coach 450-238 215-129 21


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