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Raymond J. "Ray" Meyer

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 including 13 NCAA Tournaments. 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. Meyer is credited with developing the potential talent of George Mikan and turning him into one of the best big men to play the game. 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.

Enshrined

1979

Born

December 18, 1913 Chicago, IL

Died

March 17, 2006

College

DePaul

Career Stats

2x FINAL FOURS
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
1945 NIT CHAMPIONSHIP
DEPAUL
1978 US BASKETBALL WRITERS
COACH OF THE YEAR
1979 NABC COACH OF THE YEAR
42 SEASONS AS COACH
AT DEPAUL
21 POSTSEASON APPEARANCES