Report: Jeff Meyer ‘in the equation’ for Liberty head coaching job

Dylan Burkhardt

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer is in the mix for Liberty University’s head coaching position.

The coaching job search and rumors site HoopDirt also hinted that Meyer would interview at Liberty.

Meyer coached Liberty from 1981 through 1997, guiding the Flames from NAIA to Division I and earning a trip to the NCAA tournament in 1994. He left Liberty under pressure from a new administration to reach a higher level, one that the Flames haven’t quite met since.

Former Liberty coach, Dale Layer, was fired on March 5th and had an 82-113 record over six years.

Meyer has been a college coach for 36 years including assistant coaching stints at at Purdue, USF, Winthrop, Butler, Missouri and Indiana.

He has been at Michigan since 2008, starting out as an administrative specialist before being promoted to assistant coach during the 2009-10 season. He earned $180,000 last season and his current contract runs through 2017-18. His contract will increase to $220,000 in 2017-18 and he also earns a $25,000 ‘stay bonus’ for each completed contract year.


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  • Wayman Britt

    That would be different for a school to hire back a coach they had for 16 years, not sure if I can remember any other schools doing that.

    It would be a loss if Meyer leaves, but sooner or later one of Beilein’s assistants is going to get a head coaching job. One of Beilein’s off season tasks should be to begin some succession planning and start scouting a replacement for his staff. It is going to happen sooner or later, it is best to have some names and information about them ready.

    • MAZS

      There is no reason to believe that Beilein doesn’t already have a “short list”–particularly as Jordan was a finalist at Butler.

  • psickert1

    Sorry for being off subject but I take it that we officially offered Jaylen Brown? DID he actually make it to campus?

    • Wayman Britt

      Good question. It has been silent so far. Sam Webb did confirm he was on campus.

    • JohnNavarreIsMyHero

      Yeah. I don’t get it. There was been literally zero information besides the fact he had a two day visit.

      No one knows anything?