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Movie about legendary college coach to be filmed in Nashville

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A movie about a former Nashville coach is in the works.

According to Aberdeen News, Moonglow Films is scouting locations for a movie about former Lipscomb University coach Don Meyer.

Meyer coached at Lipscomb 24 years up until 1999. Meyer went 644-179 at the university, and led the Bisons to an NAIA National Championship in 1986.

Meyer is also one of the winningest coaches in NCAA basketball history, winning over 900 games during his career.

According to Aberdeen News, the Meyer movie idea was floated at Lipscomb, which had a "Moneyball" premiere last fall featuring former Lipscomb pitcher Casey Bond.

Lipscomb administration officials told Bond he should make a movie about Meyer.

Meyer was most recently the coach at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

In 2008, Meyer suffered serious injuries in a car accident on the way to a game.  The lower half of Meyer's left leg was amputated due to the injuries.  While in the hospital, doctors discovered cancer in the coach's liver.

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