Jeff Meyer is in his second season at Indiana University and offers nearly 30 years of coaching experience to the Hoosier program.
The Reynolds, Ind., native works with the Hoosier guards and is known as an outstanding recruiter and game strategist. His ties in Indiana were essential in helping IU register a top-10 recruiting class last year.
Meyer has had experience on every level and has developed expertise in every aspect of what it takes to run a top-flight program. From augmenting relationships in recruiting to speaking with the media, Meyer has the knowledge and experience to get the job done.
Prior to his arrival at Indiana, Meyer spent two seasons at the University of Missouri under former head coach Quin Snyder. He has been a winner at every level throughout his career, as Meyer's squads have registered a 505-331 (.609) overall record and have qualified for postseason play 11 times, including seven NCAA Tournament (one Final Four and one Sweet 16) and four National Invitation Tournament appearances.
The 1976 graduate of Taylor University went to Mizzou following three seasons at Butler University in Indianapolis. During Meyer's time at Butler, the Bulldogs were Horizon League Champions in both 2002 and 2003, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 in 2003. Butler registered a 69-26 mark during his three seasons on the staff and 12 of the program's 13 student-athletes who exhausted the eligibility at BU went on to earn their degrees. Meyer spearheaded the recruiting efforts at BU and played a vital role in the Bulldog's player-skill development program, game preparation and strategy.
Prior to his time at Butler, Meyer helped the Winthrop Eagles win three straight Big South Conference championships and make three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament from 1999-2001 as associate head coach. He also helped foster an outstanding commitment to academics at Winthrop, as eight of nine student-athletes who matriculated through the program earned their degree.
Meyer also brings experience as a head coach to the table. In 16 years at Liberty University, he registered a 259-206 mark and led the Flames to the 1994 Big South Conference Tournament championship and a bid to the NCAA Tournament. He guided Liberty to a 23-9 record and a first-place tie for the Big South regular season championship in 1996-97 and became instrumental in helping Liberty make the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division I. In addition to his outstanding efforts as a head coach on the floor, Meyer's program also produced successful individuals in the classroom where it registered a 90-percent graduation rate (45 of 50 student-athletes) from 1981 to 1997. Meyer is Liberty's all-time winningest coach.
Meyer began his career as an assistant to Lee Rose at Purdue University from 1978-80, where he earned his master's degree. During his time in West Lafayette, Ind., he helped the Boilermakers reach the NCAA Final Four in 1980 following a Big Ten regular-season co-championship and NIT final appearance in 1979. Meyer then joined Rose at the University of South Florida during the 1980-81 season, helping the Bulls to an appearance in the NIT.
Meyer and his wife Karen are the parents of two daughters, Holli Torrie and Sarah, and a son, Josh.
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