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Furman’s Meyer Promoted To Assistant Basketball Coach

Trey Meyer
Trey Meyer

Greenville, S.C. -- Trey Meyer, who joined the Furman men's basketball program as director of operations in May, has been promoted to assistant coach, head coach Bob Richey announced this week.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be promoted to assistant coach," said Meyer. "Coach Richey is taking this program to new heights and I am very grateful to be a part of it in this capacity. I look forward to continuing to help our players develop on and off the court, while also recruiting the very best student-athletes to Furman."

Meyer recently completed his fifth season as an assistant coach in Oxford, Ohio, with the Miami University men's basketball program after joining the RedHawks in July of 2012. He served as the lead recruiter on 15 signees in five years at Miami. His list of signees include 1,000-point scorer and all-conference selection Geovonie McKnight, as well as, 2017 MAC Freshman of the Year Michael Weathers.

"We are very pleased to announce the well deserved promotion of Trey Meyer," said Richey. "We have worked hard to build a staff of passionate people that are great teachers, proven recruiters and serious about connecting with student-athletes. It hasn't taken us long to notice the intentionality Trey has brought in connecting with our players and the talent he has added to our recruiting board. His willingness to work, serve and connect will be major assets to our program as we continue to push forward."
 
Meyer was a member of  head coach John Cooper's staff at Tennessee State for three seasons, spending two years as a graduate assistant (2009-11) and one season as the director of operations (2011-12). He helped Tennessee State to a 20-13 record in 2011-12, the program's first winning record since 1995-96 and the Tigers' first 20-win season in 32 years. The team knocked off seventh-ranked Murray State on Feb. 9, 2012, 72-68, one of just two losses for the Racers, and defeated their first SEC opponent when the Tigers upset South Carolina, 64-63. TSU nearly earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament, falling to Murray State by two points in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament final. The Tigers did earn a bid to the 2012 CIT.

Cooper brought Meyer with him to Miami, where he was actively involved in the player development of the RedHawks. He also played an active part in recruiting and oversaw the development of the RedHawks' wing players.

Meyer co-founded the Rising Coaches Elite Organization in 2010, which is designed to help Division I men's basketball support staff members become assistant coaches. The organization boasts over 120 attendees the past few years while highlighting speakers from across the country.

Meyer played at Erskine College before transferring to Clemson, where he was a student assistant for three seasons. The Tigers won 72 games during his time at Clemson and made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.

He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Clemson in 2009 and a master's degree in sports administration from Tennessee State in 2011. He is married to Ashley Meyer and the couple have a daughter, Paisley.


What They're Saying About Coach Meyer...

"First of all, Trey is a man of character who brings a wealth of experience in all facets of the game. Trey has a really good understanding of the game from an "X and O" standpoint.  His commitment to kids and their well-being on and off the court is second to none. His enthusiasm for the game and life is contagious. Furman Basketball is blessed to have him and I am sure through time he will have an instrumental part of the program's continued rise in competing for championships in the Southern Conference."

John Cooper, current Oklahoma State Assistant Coach


"Trey is all about what a coach's responsibilities should be. Academics is always the first priority, as well as, pushing student-athletes to be the best they can be in a positive way on the court. Lastly, he's a positive role model for the players and a terrific young coach. "

Eddie Fogler, former South Carolina and Vanderbilt Head Coach



Jordan Caskey, Furman Sports Information