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 Ron Meyer

Ron Meyer

Birth
Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death 5 Dec 2017 (aged 76)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 185724734 · View Source
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Professional and College Football Coach. Born Ronald Shaw Meyer, he was the head coach of both the New England Patriots (1982-1984) and the Indianapolis Colts (1987-1991) of the National Football League. He played football collegiately at Purdue University at both the quarterback and defensive back positions. He started his coaching career in 1964 as a high school football coach and later became an assistant at his alma mater Purdue from 1965 to 1970. He served as a scout for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys from 1971 to 1972. In 1973, he became the head coach of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels and served in this position until 1976 when he became the head coach of Southern Methodist University. He served as the head coach of the Mustangs for six seasons before moving to the NFL as the head coach of the New England Patriots in 1982. He was 18-15 during most of three seasons before being fired midway through the 1984 season. He later was named the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL in 1986 and served in this position for most of six seasons before being fired midway through the 1991 season. During his tenure with the Colts, he was 36-35 and led the team to an American Football Conference Eastern Division title in 1987. During his coaching tenures in the NFL, he was twice named AFC Coach of the Year and was named UPI NFL Coach of the Year in 1987. After being fired by the Colts, he went to work for CNN as an analyst on their pro football show for two years. He came back to coaching in 1994 as the head coach for the Canadian Football League's Las Vegas Posse. He remained in this position for only one season before going back to broadcasting with CNN. He would later coach the Chicago Enforcers of the XFL for one year in 2001. Before his passing, he was analyst for the show "The Score on the NFL" on the Canadian sports network "The Score".

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 5 Dec 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 185724734
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ron Meyer (17 Feb 1941–5 Dec 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 185724734, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.