Years ago, as a Winona State student, a few buddies and I treked up to Aberdeen to see a national televised match up between WSU and Meyer’s Northern State Wolves. After driving all night we arrive at 8am, just enough time to relax before game time. We stop by the arena bathroom to freshen up (long drive).
Lo and behold, an older gentleman walks into the bathroom with his shaving kit. None of my buddies knew who it was, but I was well aware. It was Don Meyer. I wished Coach Meyer well on the day, he asked if we drove up or stopped some where, then recommended a buffet in town before we left (he was right about it!)
It was a small moment, but I’ll always remember chatting with a coaching legend in a arena bathroom before a game. He was genuinely polite and interested in our travels, despite clearly being opposing fans.
RIP Coach Meyer
– Greg White