XFL Chicago Enforcers Head Coach Ron Meyer


Head Coach Ron Meyer
Ron Meyer
Head Coach

A proven winner on the both the professional and collegiate levels, Ron Meyer was named the head coach of the XFL Chicago Enforcers on October 18, 2000. No stranger to building successful teams and programs, Meyer will use his 35-plus years of coaching experience to make the Chicago Enforcers one of the XFL’s elite teams.

Since 1992, Meyer has served as a pro football analyst for CNN/SI and also appeared on the CNN show NFL Preview. His overall knowledge of the game and entertaining style of reporting has made him one of the most respected football analysts on television.

From 1986-91, Meyer was the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. He took over the team on December 1, 1986 and won the last three games of the season, becoming the first coach in Colt history to win his first three games as a head coach. In 1987, Indianapolis won the AFC East Division title and advanced to the playoffs. It was the first time in over a decade that the Colts had won a division title. Meyer was named AFC Coach of the Year for his efforts. He also guided the Colts to a 9-7 record in 1988, an 8-8 mark in 1989 and a 7-9 record in 1990.

Prior to taking over the Colts, Meyer served for three years as the head coach of the New England Patriots from 1982-84. In 1982, he took a team that had finished 2-14 the previous season and finished 5-4 and advanced to the playoffs. He was named the AFC Coach of the Year for that remarkable turnaround.

In 1994, Meyer spent one season as the head coach of the CFL Las Vegas Posse.

Before coaching on the professional level, Meyer helped turn around the programs at SMU and UNLV. He twice earned National Coach of the Year honors.

From 1976-81, Meyer was the head coach at SMU. In 1980, he guided the Mustangs to an 8-4 record and his 1981 team went 10-1 and won the Southwest Conference championships.

At UNLV, Meyer was the head coach from 1973-75 and posted a record of 27-8, including an 11-0 record in 1974. Prior to his arrival, the Rebels had gone 1-10 in 1972.

From 1971-73, Meyer served as a scout for the Dallas Cowboys, including the Super Bowl VI winning team.

After graduating from Purdue, he served as the head coach at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind. in 1964. From 1965-70, Meyer was an assistant coach at Purdue where he helped the Boilermakers to a Rose Bowl win in 1967.

Born on February 17, 1941 in Westerville, Ohio, Meyer entered Purdue in 1959 as a walk-on but quickly earned a scholarship. He was a two-year starter at defensive back for the Boilermakers and was selected All-Big Ten and was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor. He received a B.S. in 1963 and a Master’s of Science in 1965 from Purdue.

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