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).
Devastated to hear the passing of my coach and great friend Ron Meyer. My mom and I loved Coach Meyer. He was a great man. Coach and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless Coach Meyer!— Eric Dickerson (@EricDickerson) December 5, 2017
RIP Ron Meyer. He had one of my favorite all-time coaching quotes: ‘’Those NFL owners, they don’t buy green bananas.“ Even truer now than when he said it.— Don Banks (@DonBanks) December 6, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron and his family.
Led us to our first playoff appearance in Indy era, in '87.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) December 6, 2017