Pat Meyer
Pat Meyer

Position:
Assistant Coach

Years coaching:
15th season (9th at CSU)


12/06/2011

CSU's Capi earns first-team all-conference honors

Rams offense garners four second-team selections, punter chosen

11/26/2011

CSU football vs. Air Force - 11-26-11

CSU football vs. Air Force - 11-26-11

Pat Meyer at a glance...

  • Officially joined the Colorado State coaching staff on Jan. 14, 2008. Promoted to run game coordinator on March 13, 2009, and became offensive coordinator on Jan. 8, 2010.
  • Saw four of his 2009 starters on the Rams' offensive line earn 2010 NFL roster spots.
  • Named one of the nation's top 25 recruiters by Rivals.com in 2010.
  • Coached four eventual NFL players on CSU's offensive line from 2008-09.
  • One of six current CSU coaches who played previously at the school.
  • Among the Western Athletic Conference's most consistent offensive linemen, earned all-conference honors three straight years and helped Hill and the Rams to a magical 1994 season that ended in the Holiday Bowl.
  • Has eight years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach in major collegiate weight rooms.
  • At N.C. State, helped to condition and train five first-round NFL draft choices: Mario Williams, the No. 1 overall selection in 2006, Philip Rivers, Manny Lawson, Koren Robinson and John McCargo.
  • After signing with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals as a free agent in 1995, played one season (1996) in the Arena Football League, with the St. Louis Stampede.

Prominent Players Coached

  • Mario Williams, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft (Houston Texans).
  • Philip Rivers, the No. 4 overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft (traded by New York Giants to San Diego Chargers).
  • Leroy Harris, the Tennessee Titans' fourth-round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft.
  • Manny Lawson, San Francisco's first-round choice (22nd overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.
  • John McCargo, Buffalo's first-round selection (26th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.
  • Koren Robinson, the Seattle Seahawks' first-round pick (eighth overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft.
  • Four 2009 CSU linemen now on NFL rosters: Shelley Smith (drafted in sixth round by Houston), Cole Pemberton (Houston), Adrian Martinez (Seattle) and Tim Walter (Chicago).

Postseason Experience

Season Appearance Opponent
1990 Freedom Bowl Oregon
(player at Colorado State)
1994 Holiday Bowl Michigan
(player at Colorado State)
2000 Micronpc.com Bowl Minnesota
(head football strength coach at N.C. State)
2001 Tangerine Bowl Pittsburgh
(head football strength coach at N.C. State)
2002 Gator Bowl Notre Dame
(head football strength coach at N.C. State)
2003 Tangerine Bowl Kansas
(head football strength coach at N.C. State)
2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl South Florida
(director of strength/conditioning at N.C. State)
2007 Music City Bowl Kentucky
(football strength coach at Florida State)
2008 New Mexico Bowl Fresno State
(assistant coach at Colorado State)

Coaching Background

Seasons Team/School Title/Position Coached
1997 Memphis Graduate Assistant
1998 Memphis Offensive Assistant
1999 Memphis Assistant Strength Coach
2000* Memphis Dir. of Strength & Conditioning
2000-03 North Carolina State Head Str. & Cond. Coach/Football
2004-05 North Carolina State Dir. of Strength & Conditioning
2006 North Carolina State Offensive Line
2007 Florida State Football Strength Coach
2008 Colorado State Offensive Line
2009- Colorado State Offensive Line/Run Game Coor.

*--Held position from January-May

Recruiting Areas:
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Houston

A strong contributor to CSU's success in the early 1990s, Pat Meyer is in his second tenure at Colorado State, after joining Steve Fairchild's new staff as offensive line coach on Jan. 14, 2008. He was promoted to run game coordinator on March 13, 2009, after earning recognition from Rivals.com as one of the nation's top 10 recruiters among non-BCS schools. One year later, on Jan. 8, 2010, Meyer became the Rams' offensive coordinator, then proceeded to help assemble one of the highest-rated recruiting classes in CSU history, earning mention from Rivals as one of the top 25 recruiters in the nation across all schools.

In the spring of 2010, four of Meyer's starters on the CSU offensive line earned invitations to NFL camps, including sixth-round draft selection Shelley Smith, now with the Houston Texans. Cole Pemberton (Houston), Adrian Martinez (Seattle) and Tim Walter (Chicago) signed free-agent contracts.

Meyer, 39, returned to his alma mater from Florida State, where he spent one season (2007) working exclusively with Bobby Bowden's football program as a strength coach.

Prior to his work with the Seminoles, Meyer spent seven years in the North Carolina State athletic department. After four seasons (2000-03) as the football team's head strength and conditioning coach, the school promoted him to head the entire athletic department's strength programs, a role he held from June of 2004 to February of 2006. Chuck Amato then hired him in 2006 to coach the Wolfpack offensive line. At N.C. State, Meyer helped to condition and train five first-round NFL draft choices, including first-rounders Mario Williams, the No. 1 overall selection in 2006, Philip Rivers, Manny Lawson, Koren Robinson and John McCargo.

Meyer launched his coaching career at Memphis, where he spent one season as a graduate assistant (1997) and one working with former CSU coach Dave Magazu and the Tigers' offensive line and tight ends (1998). He then spent and one and a half years in the Tigers' strength and conditioning department, including five months as the director, from January-May of 2000.

One of several current coaches who played at Colorado State, Meyer was a four-year letterman (1991-94). Considered one of the WAC's most consistent offensive linemen, he earned all-conference honors three straight years, including first-team accolades in 1994. He also was an Academic All-American in '94.

During that senior year, he helped the Rams to a Holiday Bowl berth opposite Michigan in one of the most memorable seasons in program history. CSU depended on him to start at three positions during his career, and he started for four seasons. He also was a team captain in 1994.

He went on to sign with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals in the spring of 1995, then played for the St. Louis Stampede of the Arena Football League during the 1996 season.

An all-state selection and a four-year starter at Girard (Ohio) High School, Meyer was a five-sport letterman, participating in wrestling, basketball, baseball and track. Like athletic director Paul Kowalczyk (Warren), Meyer grew up in a suburb of Youngstown, Ohio.

Born April 5, 1972, in Youngstown, Ohio, Meyer and his wife, Erin, have three daughters, Christina, Emma and Sophia. His father, Angelo, played football at Nebraska. Meyer earned his bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from CSU in 1995, and has completed courses toward a master's degree in educational leadership.

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