Don Meyer Entering Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

Last Updated by Nate Wek on
Northern State University

Former Northern State University Men’s Basketball Coach Don Meyer will enter the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame. During his career in coaching college hoops, Meyer won 923 games.

Throughout his 40-year coaching career, Meyer spent time at Hamline University, Lipscomb University, and Northern State University. Meyer won the “Jimmy V Award for Perseverance” at the 2009 ESPYS Award ceremony.

He coached in Aberdeen, SD at Northern State University from 1999-2010. The Wolves men's basketball team posted a 221-104 record during Meyer's stint with them. 

Meyer had to have part of his left leg amputated in 2008, due to a car accident. During the amputation procedure, doctors discovered that Meyer also had cancer.

In the spring of 2014, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, at age 69, Meyer lost his battle with the disease.

The induction ceremony for the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame will take place this November in Evansville, Indiana. Meyer's will enter the Hall of Fame with 11 other inductees.

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