I remember when I met Don Meyer. It was in Pierre, SD, and he was giving a talk about his life to an audience in our high school theater. I remember the wise words he told the crowd that night, but I remember what he wrote on a picture he autographed for me: “Ian: Good luck with your school work and your sports. Coach Don Meyer.” And under that, he wrote a simple message, a bible verse: James 3:13. “Who is wise and has understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness.”
Don Meyer was a great basketball coach, but most importantly, a great human being. He lived his life the way it should be, and now God has completed heaven’s basketball team with Don Meyer coaching the team to victory.
Rest in peace, Don. You were an inspiration to many, and your wise words and lessons will live for generations to come.
– Ian Coughlin