banner

College Basketball

more stats

Legendary basketball coach Don Meyer dies

Aberdeen, SD (SportsNetwork.com) - Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in men's college basketball, died Sunday. He was 69 years old.

The former coach at Lipscomb University in Tennessee and Division II Northern State in South Dakota recently went into hospice care at his home in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Meyer had battled liver cancer and returned to coaching after being critically injured in a 2008 automobile accident that resulted in the loss of part of his left leg.

Just four months after the accident and subsequent cancer diagnosis in 2009, Meyer surpassed Bobby Knight as the winningest coach in NCAA history. He retired after the 2009-10 season with 923 wins before Duke's Mike Krzyzewski eventually broke his record for career victories.

Meyer began his coaching career at Hamline University in Minnesota in 1972. He left after three seasons with a record of 37-41 for Lipscomb and guided the Bison for 24 years, leading them to an NAIA title in 1986.

The Bison were 665-179 under Meyer, who went to Northern State in 1999 and completed his career there with a mark of 221-104.

Meyer is a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame and both Halls of Fame at Lipscomb and Northern State.

05/18 11:20:36 ET

Other Stories

TV
  • World Series: Kansas City vs. San Francisco

    Tonight at 7:30 on FOX50

Scoreboard
Local
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
CAR
8:07pm Tonight
KAN
SFG
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
UTA
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
POR
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
PHO
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
 
8:00pm Tonight
LALAF
ARKST
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
NYR
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
SJS
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
TOR
7:30pm Tonight
MON
DET
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
ARI
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
CAR
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
PHI
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
VAN
9:00pm Tonight
COL
FLA
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
TAM