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Urban Meyer

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Urban Meyer is a former player and now head coach in the NCAA currently coaching for the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten. Since joining the program he has lead the team to a 24-2 record, including an undefeated first season only the school’s NCAA violation sanctions kept the team from participating in the National Championship game. Urban also made a name for himself at Florida when he coached star players like quarterback Tim Tebow and the Gators to several winning seasons and bowl victories. In his 10 full seasons as head coach, Urban currently holds the 10th best winning percentage in college football history with a 104-23 record and .814 win percentage.

Urban played defensive back at the University of Cincinnati and held several assistant coaching jobs before he got his first head coaching job at Bowling Green University.  Urban took the team from a 2-9 season in 2000 to a 17-6 record turnaround in the next 2 years. He would sign with Utah as their head coach in 2003 where he would also find success and coach the talented quarterback Alex Smith, currently the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. He would lead the Utes to 2 Mountain West Conference Championships, a Fiesta Bowl BCS win, and a perfect 12-0 season in 2004. He was the first Utah coach to be named The Sporting News National Coach of the Year. His tenure with the University of Florida Gators from 2005-2010 was marked by 2 national championships in 2006 and 2008 and the production of several NFL players including quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and wide receiver Percy Harvin. He stepped away from the game for a year and worked as an ESPN analyst after a health scare and a desire to spend more time with his family. He took the Ohio State job in 2011 and has enjoyed success in rebuilding one of college football’s greatest powerhouse football programs.

Sports Speaker Urban has always given back to his community both during his time at Utah and at Florida. The Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research works with community partners through special events and fundraisers to donate money to Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.