Who is Urban Meyer's wife, Shelley? NFL coach's family explored

Eve Edwards October 3, 2021
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As Urban Meyer’s personal life has made headlines this October, some football fans have taken interest in the football coach’s family.

Urban Meyer, 57, is the current coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He made his return to the NFL after a two year absence, joining the Jaguars in January 2021.

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Who is Urban Meyer’s wife?

Urban Meyer is currently married to Shelley Mather Meyer. The couple met while studying at college at Cincinnati, where Shelley was a nursing student and Urban was studying for a bachelor’s in psychology.

Shelley Meyer is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, according to her Twitter bio.

Her exact age is unknown, although Shelley celebrates her birthday on Christmas Day, being born on 25 December. As Urban Meyer is currently 57 years old and they were students at a similar time, it is thought that Shelley Meyer is of a similar age.

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Shelley and Urban Meyer’s relationship

Shelley and Urban Meyer have been married since 1986. Urban would have been around 22 years old when he got married to Shelley.

They have remained a unit in the years since tying the knot. Shelley has moved around the country for Urban, as his job landed him in multiple different cities.

Shelley is trained as a nurse and works in a number of roles dependent on where the family are settled at that time.

Get to know the Meyer family

Together, Urban and Shelley Meyer have three children: Nicole (Nicki), Gisela (Gigi) and Nathan.

Nicki is their eldest daughter. Following in her father’s footsteps, Nicki also played a sport at D1 level. She played volleyball at Georgia Tech, which is where Nicki met her future husband, Corey Dennis. Corey played football at Georgia Tech and has continued into the world of coaching, just like his father-in-law. Corey Denis is currently serving as the quarterback’s coach for the Buckeyes. Together, Corey and Nicki have two children: Troy, 4, and Gray, 2.

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Gigi similarly had a sporting career at collegiate level. She was a D1 volleyball player at Florida Gulf Coast University. Gigi was the start setter and named captain for all four years. She later went on to be a professional wakeboarder for a couple of years in Orlando.

Gigi is also married, having wed Brian Pruett, an FGCU baseball player, in February 2020.

Nathan “Nate” Meyer is the youngest of the three. He is following in Urban’s footsteps as a football player at the University of Cincinnati. He started out as a baseball player but made the move to football as a walk-on wide receiver for the Bearcats.

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