Colts former coach Ron Meyer dies

New England Patriots Coach Ron Meyer talks with newsmen on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1982 at Schaeffer Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., where he discussed getting the team back in shape after a tentative agreement was reached in the 57-day-old players' strike. (AP Photo/Paul Benoit)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Ron Meyer, who coached the Indianapolis Colts from 1986 to 1991, has died, according to tweets from the team’s owner and media reports.

Jim Irsay noted that Meyer took the Indianapolis team to its first playoff appearance in 1987. They lost to the Cleveland Browns 38-21 in AFC Divisional Game on Jan. 9, 1988.

Meyer was fired midseason in 1991.

He was the New England Patriots coach from 1982 to 1984.

He played football at Purdue University in 1961 and 1962.

Meyer was reportedly age 76.