October 19, 2006
St. Mary’s University coaching legend Buddy Meyer has been named a 2007 inductee into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame.
Meyer coached the St. Mary’s men’s basketball team for 27 seasons, winning more than 500 games and one NAIA title. Meyer started the legendary relationship with St. Mary’s as a player from 1961-64, where he became the first St. Mary’s player named all-conference all four years. In his collegiate career, Meyer scored 1,581 points, which is the fifth all-time in school history.
Meyer was an assistant coach at St. Mary’s from 1968 until 1978, when he became head coach. As head coach, he compiled a 528-252 record, one national championship, 16 conference titles and 15 trips to national tournaments. Meyer spent 21 years as athletic director at St. Mary’s. He retired in 2005.