When one talks about American football coaching legends the name of Urban Meyer who is also known as Urban Frank Meyer III tops the list. Urban Meyer besides being an iconic coach is also a retired college football player. Meyer has been credited as being one of the most successful coaches of all times. He has got numerous coaching awards during his long and illustrious career.
Urban Meyer Early Life And Career Details
Urban Meyer was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 10, 1964. Meyer spent most of his childhood in Ashtabula, Ohio. In the year 1982 Meyer graduated from Saint John High School located in Ashtabula. He was very interested in sports from his very childhood. Meyer played two seasons in the minor league baseball in Atlanta Braves. Later on Meyer got selected as a shortstop on the 13th round of 1982 Major League Baseball Draft of Atlanta Braves. While playing baseball Meyer paralelly played defensive back at University of Cincinnati football team. It is in this same university that Urban Meyer got his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. This was in the year 1986. While he was pursuing his undergraduate studies Meyer also became member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity (Zeta Psi Chapter). Meyer chose to do masters in sports administration and he took his degree in the year 1988 from Ohio State University.
Meyers began his illustrious career in coaching in the year 1985 with St. Xavier HS. For 13 years Meyers served as assistant coach in various universities like Illinois, Colorado, and Notre Dame. Meyer publicly acknowledged the fact that he considered his position as head coach at University of Notre Dame as his dream job where he eventually coached between 1996–2000. This was followed by his career in Bolwing Green which span between 2001–2002. Next came Utah (2003–2004), Florida (2005–2010) and Ohio State (2012–2018). Meyer was very lucky to have been able to spend initial days of his coaching career under the guidance of coaching legends like Earle Bruce, Jim Heacock, Lou Holtz, Bob Davie, and Sonny Lubick. The year 2004 saw Meyer being given the honour of the college football coach of the year by sportswriters (Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year) and television commentators. When Meyer received this honour, he had already had 20 years of college coaching experience which include nine years as being a head coach. He is seen as one of the most successful coaches in college football history. His teams had an excellent winning record. They won more than 85% of the games they played and also won three national championships, one at Ohio State and two at Florida. Meyer’s 17 year head coaching career boasted a record of 187-32.
Meyer has received many awards in a long successful career which includes Woody Hayes Trophy (2004, 2012), Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (2004), George Munger Award (2004), Home Depot Coach of the Year (2004) to name a few.
Besides being a college football coach, Meyer is also a college football commentator and analyst at ESPN television channel. He started his career at ESPN after he resigned as the head football coach of the Florida Gators.
Urban Meyer Personal Life, Dating History And Marriage Details
When Urban Meyer was a student at University of Cincinnati he met Shelley Mather. Mather was a nursing student then. They first met at Sigma Chi’s Derby Days philanthropy event. Eventually the relationship blossomed and the couple got married in 1986. Meyer and Mather have three children, one son and two daughters. Their son’s name is Nathan Meyer. Nicole Meyer and Gisela Meyer are the names of their daughters. Both his daughters played Division I volleyball. Florida Gulf Coast is where Gisela played while Nicole played for Georgia Tech. His son Nathan has recently joined the Cincinnati football team. Urban Meyer currently lives in Dublin, Ohio. He practices Roman Catholic religion.
Urban Meyer Net Worth
As of July, 2020, Urban Meyer has an estimated net worth of $35 million. Out of which $5.8 million he earns by serving as a coach for Ohio State Buckeyes. He also earns a handsome sum working as a football commentator at sports channels. He also earns a considerable sum by lending his football coaching services to some private football teams.
Urban Meyer Body Measurements
The physical features of Urban Meyer are quite impressive. He is 6 feet 3 inches in height and he weighs 74 kg. His Zodiac sign is Cancer. He has black hair and the colour of his eyes is brown.