Ron Meyer, who coached the Indianapolis Colts from 1986-1991 has died. He was 76 years old.

Meyer led the Colts to their first division title and playoff appearance in Indy in 1987. He was fired midseason in 1991 after an 0-5 start to the year. He had a 36-35 overall record with the Colts.

He played quarterback and defensive back for the Boilermakers in 1961-62 and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Meyer got his coaching start in the Indiana high school ranks with Penn in Mishawaka in 1964. He was an assistant at Purdue from 1965-70.

He is known for his time as SMU's head coach (1976-81) and the New England Patriots (1982-84).

Led us to our first playoff appearance in Indy era, in '87.

— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) December 6, 2017