Joey Meyer

Joey Meyer (born April 2, 1949)

Teams coached: DePaul Blue Devils, Chicago Skyliners, Asheville Altitude, Tulsa 66ers, Fort Wayne Mad Ants
DePaul record: 226-153 (.596) **
Overall record^: 226-153 (.596) **

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1985, 1991, 1992) **
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0 **
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1990, 1994, 1995)
  • Great Midwest Regular Season Champion:  1  (1992)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2009-2012 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2005-2008 Tulsa 66ers
2001-2005 Asheville Altitude
2000-2001 Chicago Skyliners
1984-1997 DePaul
1974-1984 DePaul (asst)

Joey Meyer Facts

  • Joseph E. Meyer
  • Born April 2, 1949
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: DePaul University (BA, 1971)
  • Son of Hall of Fame DePaul coach Ray Meyer, he grew up in Chicago and played college basketball for his father
  • Spent ten years assisting his father at DePaul, where he was a part of seven NCAA Tournaments and the 1983 NIT runner-up
  • Promoted to head coach in 1984 when his father retired, leading the Blue Demons for the next 13 seasons
    • Officially went 226-153, not including wins and losses later vacated by the NCAA
      • Reached seven NCAA Tournaments and three NITs, but four NCAA bids (including two Sweet Sixteens) were vacated
      • A booster provided apartments and food to six players and their families, causing DePaul’s four NCAA Tournament appearances and results (six wins and four losses) to later be vacated; the program was also placed on probation
    • Won the first Great Midwest regular season title; finished 5th in each of the remaining three seasons of the GMWC
    • Resigned in 1997 following two straight losing seasons, including a 3-23 (1-13 C-USA) finish in 1996-97
  • Returned to coaching in 2000, leading the ABA’s Chicago Skyliners for one season
    • Went 29-11 and won the Western Conference before losing in the title game
  • Then spent seven years coaching the Asheville Altitude (later the Tulsa 66ers) of the NBA Development League
    • Won back-to-back D-League titles in 2004 and 2005
  • Later coached the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, also of the D-League, going 51-64 in two and a half seasons
  • Along with his wife, Barbara, has one son, Brian

Joey Meyer Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only

** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA