I met Coach Walt Ayers at Coach Meyer’s Basketball Camp at Lipscomb. Later while working for Coach Ayers at Bluefield College, Coach Meyer would call and I had the job of answering the phone, and Coach Meyer called one day. I took a message, and he asked my name and we spoke briefly about his camp and how I came to know Coach Ayers. From that point on, every time I answered the phone, he recognized my voice and greeted me by name. The only other person I have known that could do this was Coach Dean Smith.
– Brian Purvis