Apparently one day soon, we’ll hear about the passing of a true legend.
It wasn’t so much that Don Meyer coached college basketball for 42 seasons, including 24 at Lipscomb University. And all those wins – 923 to be exact, sixth-most among men’s coaches – certainly earned enshrinement in multiple halls-of-fame.
Meyer, 69, was also a coach’s coach. His instructional videos set the standard among his peers, and those summer camps became the model for many a coach to follow.
As legendary Lipscomb basketball coach Don Meyer’s fight with cancer nears an end, the legacy he hoped to leave already is firmly in place. Mike Organ, of USA TODAY Sports, writes about Coach Meyer’s commitment to the game, and his final days in his battle against cancer.
Two weeks ago, Sundance Wicks came home to Aberdeen so that an important man in his life could meet the woman of his life.
That man was his college basketball coach Don Meyer — now at his Aberdeen home in hospice care. The woman is Wicks’ fiancee, RyAnne Ridge — whom he will marry Oct. 4.