Urban Meyer, III (born July 10, 1964) is an American college football coach and former player. Meyer is a native of Ohio and an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati, where he played college football. He is the head coach of the Florida Gators football team that represents the University of Florida; he previously coached the Bowling Green Falcons football team from 2001 to 2002, and the Utah Utes football team from 2003 to 2004. He is best known for coaching the Florida Gators to two BCS National Championship Game victories during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. Meyer's winning percentage through the conclusion of the 2009 season (.842) is the highest among all active coaches with a minimum of five full seasons at a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) program.
On December 8, 2010, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley announced Meyer would be stepping down as the Florida Gators' head coach following the completion of the 2010 season.
In 2004, Meyer was recognized as the college football "coach of the year" at the University of Utah by both sportswriters (Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year) and television commentators (Home Depot Coach of the Year Award). He has twenty years of college coaching experience, including nine as a head coach. His overall record as a head coach through the end of the 2009 season is 96–18, and he is 49–14 in conference play. His winning percentage (.842) through the end of 2009 season ranks first nationally among active college football head coaches.