Urban Frank Meyer, III (born July 10, 1964) is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach at The Ohio State University, having been hired for the position in November 2011.
Meyer has previously served as the head football coach at Bowling Green State University from 2001 to 2002, at the University of Utah from 2003 to 2004, and at the University of Florida from 2005 until his retirement at the end of the 2010 season. He coached the Florida Gators to two BCS National Championship Game victories, during the 2006 and 2008 seasons.
Meyer's winning percentage through the conclusion of the 2009 season (.842) was the highest among all active coaches with a minimum of five full seasons at a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) program.
He is a native of Ohio and an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati, where he played college football. During 2011, he worked as a college football analyst for the television sports network ESPN.
Current Head coach
Born July 10, 1964 (age 48)
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2012–present St. Xavier HS (OH) (DB)
Ohio State (TE)
Ohio State (WR)
Illinois State (OLB)
Illinois State (QB/WR)
Colorado State (WR)
Notre Dame (WR)
Head coaching record
Overall 105–23 (.820)
Bowls 7–1 (.875)
2 BCS National (2006, 2008)
2 MWC (2003–2004)
2 SEC (2006, 2008)
The Sporting News National Coach of the Year (2003)
Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2004)
George Munger Award (2004)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (2004)
Pro Football Weekly National Coach of the Year (2004)
Woody Hayes Trophy Award (2004)
Victor Award (2004)
Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year (2004)
The Sporting News Coach of the Decade (2009)
Sports Illustrated Coach of the Decade (2009)
MAC Coach of the Year (2001)
2x MWC Coach of the Year (2003–2004)
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