Wednesday, February 21

DePaul University basketball coach Joey Meyer passes away at 74

DePaul University basketball coach Joey Meyer passes away at 74 initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Joey Meyer, a previous DePaul University head basketball coach, has actually passed away. He was 74.

Meyer served over 30 years at DePaul University as a gamer, assistant coach and head coach of the guys’s basketball group.

He played under his daddy, Ray Meyer, as a gamer before prospering him as the head coach of the basketball group in 1984. He coached heaven Demons through the 1996-97 season.

Throughout his time as a head coach, he taped a 231-158 record with the group. He brought heaven Demons to 7 NCAA competition looks in his very first 8 seasons as head coach. They received the Sweet 16 part, too, in back-to-back seasons in 1985-86 and 1986-87. They made 3 NIT competition berths.

Meyer won the Chevrolet National Coach of the Year award in 1987. He likewise led DePaul to their very first championship game in 1992, winning the Great Midwest Conference routine season champion.

He was inducted into the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame as a gamer in 2009. In 2021, he was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, joining his daddy Ray and bro Tom. Meyer is likewise a member of the DePaul Athletics Hall of Fame.

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