Who is Urban Mayor?

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Mayer was fired Wednesday for allegedly kicking a player.

The 57-year-old has won three national championships while coaching at the collegiate level, including seven conference championships and ten division championships.

Urban Meyer is a famous Football Coach


Urban Meyer is a famous Football Coachcredit: alami live news

Who is Urban Mayor?

Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Urban Mayer attended high school in St. John’s in Ashtabula, Ohio, before attending the University of Cincinnati and playing football as a defensive back.

He played baseball for the organization of the Minor League Braves from 1982–1984 and graduated in 1986 with a degree in psychology.

Two years later, Meyer received a master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio State University.

Meyer met his wife, Shelley Mather Meyer, while attending the University of Cincinnati, and the two married in 1986.

Shelley Meyer teaches mental health studies to nursing students at the University of North Florida.


The couple has three children, Nicole, 31, Gisela, 28, and Nathan, 22.

Prior to receiving the position of head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Meyer was the assistant football coach for three college football teams – Illinois State, Colorado State and Notre Dame.


Which teams has Urban Mayor coached?

Beginning in 1985, Urban Mayer interned as a football coach for St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After his internship, Meyer took the position of graduate assistant for two years coaching for the Ohio State team.

Meyer moved on to an assistant coach position that included two years at Illinois State, six years at Colorado State, and five years at Notre Dame.

He earned his first head coaching gig for Bowling Green in 2001, and after turning the team around and achieving a 17–6 overall record, Meyer left his position for the university’s head coach position. Utah,

In 2005, Meyer signed a seven-year contract with the University of Florida worth approximately $14 million, and in 2006 and 2008, Meyer and the Florida Gators held national championship titles.

In 2007, one of their players, Tim Tebow, was awarded the Heisman Trophy.

Beginning in 2012, Meyer began coaching for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He led the Buckeyes to a national championship title in 2014.

Meyer Begins Coaching for His First Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team, in 2021.

Urban Mayor met his wife in college and the two have been married since 1986.


Urban Mayor met his wife in college and the two have been married since 1986.credit: Getty Images – Getty

Was Urban Mayor Fired?

The Jacksonville Jaguars released Meyer, effective immediately, after former kicker Josh Lambo accused him of kicking.

Lambo was dropped from the team in October after missing three field-goal attempts in the first three games of the season.

Lambo told Tampa Bay Times That the mayor approached him and said, “Hey dips**t, make your f**king kick!” Before kicking him “in the leg.”

“I said, ‘Don’t you ever a**king kick me again!’ And his response was, ‘I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f**k I want.'”

Meyer denied the claims, saying it “never happened” and added, “There are eyewitnesses to refute (Lambo’s) account.”

Team owner Shad Khan issued a statement announcing that Meyer had been fired after only 15 games coaching the Jaguars.

The new allegations come only months after Meyer was filmed in a bar with a woman dancing beside him. Another video circulated soon after, in which the mayor is seen touching the bottom of another woman.

The video prompted Meyer to issue an apology for being an “unwanted distraction” to his players.

“After several weeks of deliberation and a thorough analysis of Urban’s tenure with our team, I am extremely disappointed to conclude that immediate change is imperative for all,” Khan said on Wednesday.

“I informed Urban about the change this evening. As I said in October, it was necessary to gain our trust and respect. Alas, this did not happen.”

Meyer will be temporarily replaced by Jaguars’ offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevel, for the rest of the season.

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