Lipscomb University holds memorial service for Don Meyer - WKRN News 2

Lipscomb University holds memorial service for Don Meyer

Posted: Updated: Jun 01, 2014 08:59 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lipscomb University held a memorial service for former basketball coach Don Meyer Sunday afternoon.

The service began at 2 p.m. inside Lipscomb's Allen Arena.

Led by former Director of Athletics, Jonathan Seamon, the service included remarks by the university’s president, Dr. L. Randolph Lowry and an obituary and prayer led by Greg Brown.

Others who spoke to honor Meyer’s legacy, sharing memories and stories of the beloved coach, included former players Greg Glenn, Richard Taylor, Wade Tomlinson and Ricky Bowers.

“He could get more out of less quicker than anybody I’d ever seen. That process did not occur without conflict and he made it clear to his players they better believe in it and when he said, ‘I’m coaching you, I care enough to do it,’” said Glenn.

Meyer died at the age of 69 on May 18 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he finished his careered at Northern State University, after a battle with cancer.

Thousands of people attended Meyer’s funeral, which was held in South Dakota on May 24. The public service was held on Northern State’s campus.

Meyer coached 24 seasons at Lipscomb, earning NAIA coach of the year twice and leading the Bison to the 1986 title.

He had one of the best winning records in college basketball history.

Meyer is survived by his wife and three children.

*The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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