The men's golf team has posted a perfect multi-year Academic Progress Rate score of 1000 in each of the last seven years and eight of the last nine years.In his 20 seasons, he has had 14 players receive All-Big Ten honors, including four-time honoree Jorge Campillo (2006-09) and three-time recipient Jeff Overton (2002, 04-05).
Mayer mentored David Mills (2010-14) during his career, helping him record a career scoring average of 74.09, which ranked eighth all-time at IU upon his graduation. During Mills' senior season in 2013-14, the Hoosiers captured the NYX Hoosier Invitational crown, making it 11 straight seasons with at least one tournament victory for Mayer.
IU claimed three team tournament victories in 2012-13, giving Mayer 25 wins in his career at Indiana. The started the season with a tremendous team effort to get a win at the Northern Intercollegiate and then finished second at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville. In the spring, the Hoosiers claimed back-to-back wins at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular and the NYX Hoosier Invitational.
The 2011-12 season saw Mayer guide the Hoosiers to a pair of tournament victories (Firestone Invitational, Boilermaker Invitational) in addition to six other top 5 team finishes. The team finished second at the Big Ten Championships in French Lick and advanced to the Greensboro Regional of the NCAA Tournament, where they finished ninth.
Mayer, the 2008 Midwest Region Coach of the Year, guided the Hoosiers to their best NCAA finish since 1980 when IU finished 21st in 2008. Campillo tied for second place in the country by shooting a 1-over-par 289 at the NCAA Championship.
Before Mayer embarked upon his coaching career, he worked as the sports editor for the North Vernon Plain Dealer and Sun as well as a sports writer and columnist for the Bedford Times Mail. Mayer also has held the position of Golf Course Manager and Superintendent at Muscatuck Country Club located in North Vernon, Ind.
A 1975 graduate of Jennings County High School, Mayer obtained degrees in journalism and English literature from Indiana in 1987, and went on to receive his master's degree in sport management from IU in 1998. Mayer also serves as the Director of Golf at Indiana University in charge of the IU golf facility and is a Class A member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and a Class A PGA Professional.
Born on Feb. 17, 1957, in Seymour, Ind., Mayer married the former Kimberly Collier on July 26, 2005. The couple resides in Unionville and have two children, Zachary Collier and Ty Mayer.