Urban Meyer is an American College Football Coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Prior to becoming the Ohio State coach, Meyer coached at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, and was a color commentator for ESPN College Football during the 2011 season. Meyer has a combined record of 177-31, a record of 11-3 in bowl games, and he has led his teams to three national championships. He is easily one of the most successful coaches in all of College Football due to his ability to recruit while also trying to win at all costs. Let’s take a look at Meyer’s net worth.
Urban Meyer Net Worth: $20 Million
Coach Meyer’s net worth is around $20 million and he is one of the highest paid coaches in College Football. With that being said, let’s dive into how Urban got to this point.
The College and Early Days: 1980’s-2000
Meyer played defensive back at the University of Cincinnati and bounced around to a number of places for an extended block of time. Urban became the defensive backs coach at St. Xavier High School in 1985 then became a graduate assistant coach at Ohio State from 1986 and 1987. He then went to Illinois State and was an assistant there for two years in 1988 and 1989. After Illinois State, Meyer became the wide receivers coach at Colorado State from 1990-1995. After departing Fort Collins, he became the wide receivers coach at Notre Dame from 1996-2000.
First Crack At It: 2001-2002
In just his two years at Bowling Green, Meyer compiled a record of 17-6 and turned around a team that went 2-9 in 2000. The use of the spread offense allowed the Falcons to become far more competitive and it would exploit the opposing defense’s weaknesses.
A Step Forward: 2003-2004
In just his first season, Meyer was the Mountain West coach of the year and led the Utes to a 10-2 record. He was also named The Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 2003 as well. 2004 proved to be a humongous year for the Utah program. Quarterback Alex Smith led the Utes to an undefeated season and a Fiesta Bowl win over Pittsburgh. It was Utah’s first perfect season since 1930.
SEC Bound: 2005-2010
Now, this where Urban Meyer became a household name. In his time at Florida, Meyer won two national championships, coached a Heisman Trophy winner, compiled a record of 65-15, and went 5-1 in bowl games. His 2008 National Championship team may have been one of the greatest college teams ever assembled with players like Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin, Riley Cooper, and Aaron Hernandez on his roster. However, he had been criticized due to 31 players being arrested during his time at Florida. It was questioned as to whether he actually disciplined his players. It seemed as if he wouldn’t punish players if they were serious playmakers. Meyer’s last win as the Florida coach was a 37-24 win over Penn State in the 2011 Outback Bowl.
ESPN & Ohio State Rumors: 2011
After stepping away from Florida, Meyer became a color commentator for ESPN College Football during the 2011 season and called a number of big-time games. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was fired after an NCAA investigation heading into the 2011 season and there were rumblings that Meyer was going to be the next man up to lead the Buckeyes. At first, he denied the rumors. However, we all saw how that unfolded.
Welcome To The Big Ten: 2012-Present
On November 28th, 2011, Meyer accepted the offer to become Ohio State’s next head football coach starting in the 2012 season. In his first year, the Buckeyes were ineligible to participate in a bowl game but finished the season 12-0. In 2014, his team finished 14-1 and won the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship over Oregon by the score of 42-20. Meyer has an overall record of 73-8 and 47-3 in Big Ten play. Meyer’s three Big Ten losses have come against Michigan State, Penn State, and Iowa. On August 1st, Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave after reports surfaced that he knew about wife abuse allegations against one of his former assistant coaches. Will he stay at Ohio State and get away clean? Or will he get fired? Only time will tell.