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Butler hires Michigan’s Jeff Meyer as assistant coach

Butler fans may remember Meyer from the early 2000s.

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As Butler Bulldogs head coach LaVall Jordan continues to fill out his coaching staff, a familiar name has been named assistant coach: Michigan’s Jeff Meyer.

Meyer, who has spent 38 seasons as a head or assistant college basketball coach, worked with Jordan on John Beilein’s staff at Michigan for Jordan’s entire tenure in Ann Arbor.

Additionally, Meyer coached at Butler for three seasons under Todd Lickliter, the last of which was 2003-04, Jordan’s first season as a Butler assistant.

In addition to his time at Michigan and Butler, Meyer has had stops at Purdue, South Florida, Liberty (head coach), Missouri, and Indiana.

Jordan said the following in Butler’s press release announcing the hire on Tuesday afternoon

"Jeff has been a mentor to me for many years, and is a dear friend. He's been in this business for a long time and has had success at every stop, including 16 seasons as a head coach. Jeff appreciates what makes Butler special and brings a resume as a strong recruiter and developer of talent. Having him one seat down from me on the bench will have a profound impact on our program."

Butler announced Monday that Emerson Kampen and Brandon Crone would also remain on the coaching staff.