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Urban Meyer

American Football Coach

Urban Meyer
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Urban Frank Meyer III is a football coach in the United States. From 2001 to 2002, he was the head coach of the Bowling Green Falcons, the Utah Utes from 2003 to 2004, and the Florida Gators from 2005 to 2010.

Early Life

urban Meyer was born on July 10, 1964, in Toledo, Ohio, to Bud Meyer and Gisela Meyer. He was, however, reared in Ashtabula, Ohio. In 1982, he completed his high school studies at Ashtabula’s Saint John High School.

Meyer was drafted as a shortstop by the Atlanta Braves in the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft. Furthermore, he played two seasons in the Braves organization playing minor league baseball.

He went on to attend the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1986.

He attended the University of Cincinnati as a defensive player and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Urban also holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio State University (1988).

Coaching Career

Collegiate Head Coach Career

Meyer earned his first opportunity as a Head Coach at Bowling Green in 2001. Bowling Green won eight games in his debut season and nine wins the following season.

After that, he advanced his career by joining Utah in 2003. Meyer’s squad finished in the top 25 that year. He guided the Utah Utes to victory in the Bowl Championship Series, defeating Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl.

After his success tales went viral, he was approached by both the University of Florida and the University of Notre Dame for the role of head coach.

But he ultimately chose Floride. Meyer’s first team won 9-3 and finished 16th in the final poll, but his biggest victory came when Florida won the national championship.

Meyer earned the inaugural national title in 2006 when his Gators defeated Ohio State in the BCS national championship game.

Meyer and his squad had a big year in the BCS era in 2008. The Gators triumphed 24-14, giving Meyer his second national championship. Following that, the Gators defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2010 Sugar Bowl.

However, He announced his temporary retirement on December 26 after suffering from regular chest pains, headaches caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and an arachnoid cyst.

 

 

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Ohio State Buckeyes and ESPN Analyst

Meyer joined ESPN as an analyst/commentator in 2011. Later, he agreed to a six-year contract with Ohio State at $4 million per year, with an additional $2.4 million in “retention fees.”

The Buckeyes defeated Michigan 12-0, but they will not be able to compete for the conference title under Urban’s leadership.

Meyer won his third national championship in his debut year in the college football playoffs in 2014. He was only the third coach in FBS history to win the title at two separate campuses.

NFL Career

Meyers was offered the opportunity to coach the NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars after a tremendous career as the head coach of incredible collegiate teams.

 

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Coaching Record

Team Overall Conference
Bowling Green 17–6 11–5
Utah 22–2 13–1
Florida 65–15 36–12
Ohio State 83–9 54–4

Net Worth And Salary

Meyer’s net worth has consistently increased despite his mental and physical challenges. Urban Meyer is a great coach who is happy with everything.

Meyer’s professional title as Assistant Athletic Director at Ohio State University, as well as TV roles at ESPN and FOX, have all contributed significantly to his financial account.

Furthermore, he expects to be paid about $12 million by the Jaguars. Furthermore, according to Yahoo Sports, Urban Meyer’s son Nate Meyer is attempting to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Nate has transitioned from being a baseball player to training to be a football coach. He has also changed his major from commerce to psychology as his father did at UC.

In terms of property, he has a magnificent mansion in Muirfield, Ohio, which is valued $1.45 million. He formerly had a $1.7 million house in Gainesville.

His lavish Murifiled estate contains seven bedrooms, four full baths and four half baths, an in-ground pool, four fireplaces, a front, and rear yard, and a billiard room.

Aside from that, he runs the Urban Meyers Pint House restaurant in Dublin, Ohio.

Personal Life

Urban Meyer has been a coach for many years and has excelled in his profession. During his time as a student at Cincinnati, he met the love of his life, Shelley Mather.

 

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She was a freshman nursing student at Sigma Chi’s Derby Days philanthropic event at the time.

On July 8, 1989, the couple married. Similarly, they have three children. They have two daughters, Nicole Meyer and Gisela Meyer, as well as a son, Nathan Meyer.

Nickie, his daughter, also played Division I volleyball for Georgia Tech and Gigi for Florida Gulf Coast. They presently reside in Dublin, Ohio.

As of yet, no rumors about their divorce have been spread. And, maybe, they will be able to live happily ever after.

 

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 Health Issues

Meyer, who is presently employed in Ohio, has long been vocal about mental health concerns.

He talked about his struggles with depression and anxiety. He was consumed with his work, resulting in sleep deprivation and a 40-pound weight drop.

Meyer eventually turned to sleep medications to get away from it all. Meyer had a harsh attitude, according to his wife, Shelley, a mental nurse. He had assumed that people should deal with their difficulties on their own.

Meyer thought that every great coach should have a compulsive, obsessive, high-end, achieving personality. However, he saw it as a blessing rather than a disease.

But, as the saying goes, “time heals all wounds.” So we must be patient and have confidence in God. More than that, we believe in ourselves. It’s simply that we are fully aware of the importance of embracing happiness in our life.

However, when it comes to troubles, we are not so eager to embrace them. And I’m guessing Meyer had that capability. Of course, by that point, everything had fallen into place.

Dealing with Cyst

Meyer opened up about his health problem when the symptoms were visible in public.

Meyer initially dropped down to his knees during the second half of a game against the Indiana Pacers. Throughout his work, he has had to deal with cysts on a daily basis.

It is laudable that he has minimized his agony, even with his most recent brain surgery in 2014. However, according to his doctor, Andrew Thomas, this causes severe headaches and can be harmful in the long run.

Meyer’s illness necessitates a second operation, but he has been avoiding it by using drugs.

Meyer’s medical situation is as difficult as the arachnoid cyst. But his reaction to his health problem is carefree.

He wants to stick to his coaching routines. He has been obstinate and dogmatic in his dedication to the Ohio States.

All that counts is his passion for his job and determination to lead the team to another Big Ten Championship.

Height and Weight

Regarding his height, he stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 74kgs.

Social Media Presence

Twitter- @CoachUrbanMeyer and has 1.9 million followers.

Instagram- @urbanmeyercoach and has 79.2 thousand followers

FAQ’s

Where did Urban Meyer attend college?

The former head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes attended the University of Cincinnati. He was a standout for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Similarly, he got several accolades and distinctions for his football abilities.

Why did Urban Meyer step down?

Because of his health issues, the former athlete intended to resign from Ohio State University. However, there were further causes.

How many National Championships has Urban Meyer won?

Meyer has three National championships. He won two of them as the head coach of the Florida Gators and one as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Quick Facts

Full Name Urban Frank Meyer III
Birth Date July 10, 1964
Birth Place Toledo, Ohio
Nick Name Not known
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education University of Cincinnati (BA), Ohio State University (MS)
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Bud Meyer
Mother’s Name Gisela Meyer
Siblings Gigi Escoe, Erika Meyer Judd
Age 58 Years Old
Height 6 ft. 3 in. (1.9m)
Weight 74 kg(163 lb)
Shoe Size Not Known
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
High School Ashtabula’s Saint John High School
Build Athlete
Married Shelley Mather
Children Nicole (Nick), Gisela (Gigi), and Nathan (Nate)
Position Assistant athletics director/ Defensive back
Profession Coach/ former player
Net Worth $30 million
Salary $7.6 million
Works at Ohio State Buckeyes
Association NCCA
Active Since 1984
Social Media TwitterInstagram
Merch Paperback, Autographed Items & Poster

 

 

 

 

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