New Mexico State Tabs Guy Meyer as Director of Basketball Operations

NM State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir continues to build his staff, naming Guy Meyer as his director of basketball operations.

“Guy is a terrific addition to our program,” Weir said. “He has been a school teacher, a collegiate and professional player and also a successful college coach here at nearby Cochise. Finding a native New Mexican with his skill sets is a tremendous opportunity for us. We are excited to have both him and Jesse now on staff as we continue to create new beginnings.”

Meyer comes to Las Cruces after spending the last five seasons at Cochise College as an assistant coach under Jerry Carillo. While in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Meyer helped guide the Runnin’ Apaches to four 20-win seasons.

Cochise College took first place in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference this past season after going 16-6 and 26-7 overall – including a runner-up finish in the district championship game. The Runnin’ Apaches reached the playoffs all five years Meyer was on staff as well.

Meyer also played an integral role in Arell Hennings being named National Junior College Athletic Association Division I All-American Honorable Mention.

The Runnin’ Apaches saw several players move on to play at the Division I level. While on staff, Meyer saw seven players move on to the Division I level and seven to the Division II level.

Prior to Cochise College, Meyer taught physical education at an elementary school and pursued a career playing professional basketball overseas.

Meyer graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2007 where he was a four-year letter winner for the Skyhawks. His 53 career blocks ranked him seventh all-time for FLC.

The Santa Fe, N.M., product slowly moved up the depth chart during his time at Fort Lewis College before earning a starting role his junior year. Meyer went on to start in 57-of-58 contests his last two seasons in Durango, Colo.

He was the fourth-leading scorer on the team his senior, averaging 10.4 points and 6.5 boards while shooting a blistering .523 clip from the floor. His 203 rebounds that season led the team and 10th in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. As a junior, Meyer was fifth on the team in scoring with 7.2 points per game and was second on the team with 5.4 boards per game.

Meyer was also a standout prep player, leading Saint Michael’s High School to back-to-back Regional 3A State Championships his last two years there (2002-03).

Meyer earned his bachelor’s degree in communications at Fort Lewis College in 2007.

Photo Courtesy NMSU Athletics

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