June 16, 2024

Joey Meyer, who performed at DePaul and coached the Blue Demons to seven NCAA Event appearances in 13 seasons, has died. He was 74.

Meyer died Friday in Hinsdale surrounded by household, DePaul mentioned in a launch. The college didn’t present additional data.

Meyer performed at DePaul for his father, Ray, for 3 seasons from 1968-71, averaging 16.4 factors in 75 video games. The Buffalo Braves chosen the guard within the 18th spherical of the 1971 NBA draft, however he by no means appeared in a recreation within the league.

Meyer served as an assistant to his father for 11 seasons earlier than taking up as head coach when Ray retired after teaching DePaul from 1942-84.

Joey Meyer guided the Blue Demons to the NCAA Event in every of his first 5 seasons. They reached the Candy 16 in 1986 and 1987.

Meyer went 231-158 in 13 seasons as DePaul’s head coach. A few of his prime gamers included Rod Strickland, David Sales space and Tom Kleinschmidt.

After his time at DePaul, the Chicago native coached within the NBA’s developmental league and labored as a regional scout for the Los Angeles Clippers. He additionally labored as a coloration analyst on Northwestern basketball broadcasts on WGN-720 AM.

Former DePaul coach Joey Meyer at a news conference announcing him as coach of the ABA's Chicago Skyliners on Dec. 7, 2000.
Former DePaul coach Joey Meyer coaches the NBDL's Asheville Altitude on Feb. 10, 2004.
Former DePaul coach Joey Meyer does color on a Northwestern basketball game on Feb. 17, 1999.