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Raymond J. "Ray" Meyer

Enshrined 1979
Chicago, IL
December 18, 1913 - March 17, 2006

Biography

Armed with a fierce desire to win and an ability to motivate and develop young men, Ray Meyer was a coaching institution at DePaul University in Chicago. Through 42 seasons, Meyer guided the nationally known Blue Demons to 21 postseason appearances (13 NCAA, 8 NIT). Meyer recorded 37 winning seasons and twelve 20-win seasons, including seven straight from 1978 to 1984. A man of great integrity who created a family atmosphere at DePaul, Meyer's teams displayed astounding consistency. Meyer attracted top talent to DePaul, and a dozen of his players were named All-America. A former basketball captain under Hall of Famer George Keogan at Notre Dame, Meyer played in a rare 20-20 tie against Northwestern on December 31, 1935.

Career Highlights

NCAA Final Four with DePaul University, 1943, 1979
NIT Championship with DePaul University, 1945
United States Basketball Writers Coach of the Year, 1978
NABC Coach of the Year, 1979