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Northwest Bearcats

Austin Meyer

Austin Meyer

Assistant Coach

OfficeLamkin Activity Center 218
Phone(660) 562-1328
Emailmeyer@nwmissouri.edu

Austin Meyer enters his fourth season as the Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball assistant coach.

 

Meyer’s time at Northwest spans longer than his four seasons as the top assistant and recruiter for the Bearcats after ending a four-year playing career at Northwest. Since picking up the clipboard the Bearcats have won one MIAA tournament title in2008 and claimed the MIAA’s regular season crown in 2007 and 2012.

 

His on-court duties include working with the posts and offensive sets. Off the court, Meyer is also the top recruiter for the Bearcats as well as in charge of the Center Court ‘Cat Club, the Bearcat men’s basketball booster club, and handles all of the Northwest men’s basketball camps and clinics.

 

Prior to being named a full-time assistant, Meyer was hired as a graduate assistant under then-head coach Steve Tappmeyer. He would be promoted to a full-time assistant in Tappmeyer’s final season in 2008-09.

 

A native of Blue Springs, Mo., Meyer his four seasons spanned from 2002-06 as he was the leading scorer and rebounder of the 2004-05 squad averaging 13.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. He remains Northwest's all-time leading three-point shooter with 215 made and holds the school record for three-pointers made in a game with eight. His 1,294 career points rank sixth in program history.

 

Meyer won an MIAA conference tournament championship and made an appearance in the Elite Eight during the 2003-04 season when the team finished 29-5. A sophomore, Meyer led the team with 68 three-pointers and shot 42 percent from beyond the arc. He finished as the team's second-leading scorer with 11.5 points per game.

 

He graduated from Northwest with his bachelor’s degree in corporate recreation in 2006 and then received his master’s in physical education in 2008.