Urban Meyer

by MJ 20 Nov,2018
Urban Meyer
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 3 Inch
Weight in KG 74 kg
Weight 74kg
Personal Info
  • Father Bud Mayer
  • Mother Gisela Mayer
  • Birth Name Urban Frank Mayer III
  • Net Worth $20 million
  • Salary $5.8 million
  • Married to Shelley Mather
  • Birth Country Toledo, Ohio, US
  • Famous Name Urban Mayer
  • Children Nicole, Gisela, and Nathan
  • Nationality American
  • Affair with Shelley Mather
  • Girlfriend Shelley Mather
  • Awards national Coach of the decade
  • Famous for American Football Coach
  • University attended Ohio State University
  • School attended Ashtabula St. John High School

Urban Meyer is a famous American former football player and a college football coach. He is currently leading Ohio State Buckeyes as a head coach. He is famous for his coaching talent rather than his professional football career.


Meyer is married to Shelley Mather since 1986 and has three children with her. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million with the annual salary of $5.8 million in 2018.

Urban Meyer Early Life

Urban Meyer was born as Urban Frank Meyer III on July 10, 1964, in Toledo, Ohio, US. He is the son of father Bud Meyer and the mother Gisela Meyer. He holds an American nationality.


CAPTION: Urban Meyer during his college life SOURCE: OSU Library - The Ohio State University


Meyer graduated from Ashtabula St. John High School in 1982 where he used to play a defensive fullback in football and shortstop in baseball. He had a degree in Bachelor of Arts. After that, he went to Ohio State University and got a degree In Sports Administration.

Urban Meyer Professional Career

Meyer began to walk in the path of his career since his early age. He got chance to lead as a head coach in 2001 at Bowling Green. Later he got the job at Utah after coaching Bowling Green for two years.  But he was recognized as the football coach in 2004. In that year he was able to become the “college football coach of the year” by both sportswriters and Television commentators. After that, he signed a contract for 7 years as Florida’s head coach with a fee of $14million.

Meyer got his one of the major achievements in the year 2009 in which he led Gators to an overall record of 13-1. Similarly, in the same year, he led to the BCS National Championship over Oklahoma. In the very next year, he got a chest pain and dehydration and admitted to a hospital in Gainesville. Before 2008 he had coached a lot a college team and other teams too.

In Dec.26, 2009, Urban Meyer announced that he will resign on New Year’s Day in order to spend more time with his family. A day after, he changed his mind to take a leave instead of resigning. In the same year of 2009, he was named as national Coach of the decade by the Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News.  After his leave, on the date of March 17, 2010, he resumes full-time coaching duties.

On the date of Dec. 8, 2010, Meyer again announced his retirement due to the same reason of health and family concerns. Till the year 2010, he coached many teams. He led team Florida to the 8-5 record including a 37-24 win over Penn State on Jan.1, 2011 ending his career at Florida with a record of 65-13. Later, he became a head coach of Ohio State Buckeyes in 28th November 2011.

Read More.Ohio State coach Urban Meyer Handed A Three Game Suspension For Not Reporting Zach Smith's Domestic Violence Case in 2015

 Personal life of Urban Meyer and Controversies

Meyer is a family person. He married his girlfriend (affair) Shelley Mather in 1986. They are living a happy conjugal life with frequent public appearances together. Shelley is a registered nurse and instructor of clinical practice at Ohio State’s college of nursing.

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Shelley went to the University of Cincinnati where she majored in nursing. From Ohio, Shelley then attended the University of Colorado where she attained a Master’s in psychiatric nursing. She was also crowned the Ross County Fair Queen.

CAPTION: Urban Meyer with his family during halftime of match SOURCE: FootballScoop

Meyer met his wife Shelley in 1984. She had a boyfriend back then.

They have three children named Nicole, Gisela, and Nathan. Their children too are quite forward in the sports sections like volleyball and so on.

recently in 2018, Meyer was suspended for three games after reports surfaced that Meyer knew about spousal abuse allegations against assistant coach Zach Smith.

Net worth and salary of Urban Meyer

We all know that Urban Meyer is an excellent coach and he is making a good money from his profession. His net worth is found to be $20 million and his annual salary is estimated at $7.6 million.

He is one of the highest paid School head coaches along with Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh ($7.5 million) and Alabama’s Nick Saban ($7.125 million).

CAPTION: Urban's Lifestyle SOURCE: youtube

In 2011, he was paid the annual salary of $4 million plus another $2.4 million total in "retention payments by the Ohio State with the 6-year contract.

Meyer bought a house in Dublin, Ohio just 13 miles north of the Ohio State campus for $1.45 million. The 11,700- square-foot Muirfield home which was in the market at $2.8 million since 2010 was bought by Meyer in 2012.

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