CHICAGO — Joey Meyer, who performed at DePaul and coached the Blue Demons to seven NCAA event appearances in 13 seasons, has died. He was 74.
Meyer died Friday within the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale, surrounded by household, DePaul stated in a launch. The college didn’t present any additional info.
Joey Meyer performed for his father, Ray, for 3 seasons from 1968 to 1971, averaging 16.4 factors in 75 video games for DePaul. The guard was chosen by the Buffalo Braves within the 18th spherical of the 1971 NBA draft, however by no means appeared in a league recreation.
Meyer served as an assistant for his father for 11 seasons earlier than taking on when Ray retired after teaching DePaul from 1942 to 1984.
Joey Meyer received the Blue Demons into the NCAA tourney in every of his first 5 seasons. They reached the Candy 16 in 1986 and 1987.
Meyer went 231-158 in his 13 seasons as DePaul’s head coach. A few of Meyer’s prime gamers included Rod Strickland, David Sales space and Tom Kleinschmidt.
Following his time at DePaul, the Chicago native coached within the NBA’s developmental league and labored as a regional scout for the LA Clippers.