The Meyer family just announced we have lost a legend of basketball today and that Heaven has gained a basketball angel. I have followed Coach Meyer for several years and am so thankful for his sharing of his teaching online. His teaching focused on both basketball and life lessons. The list of accolades Coach Meyer has is long including the second winningest basketball Coach in NCAA history.
Coach Meyer chose to remain at the Division 2 level so he could focus more on teaching and sharing and less on the business of basketball necessary at Division 1. Fame was not his favorite “F” word. Faith, Family and Friends were his favorite “F” words.
Yesterday my 6 year old daughter asked me if I was famous. My wife and I both laughed. To my six year old she sees basketball training clients, coaches and assorted other basketball people stop me at the supermarket etc. and I guess she thinks this makes me famous. I tried to politely explain that being famous was neither good nor bad, that the key was to deliver value to other human beings around you regardless of what notoriety it might bring. I explained that if our basketball training delivers value to young people in building confidence on and off the court, then supermarket fame was okay. She understood my goal is not to become Miley Cyrus famous.
Many people can explain these concepts to their six year old… but few can model this behavior like Coach Don Meyer did. Thank you Coach Meyer!
Please check out Coach Meyer’s website at http://coachmeyer.com/ for more resources on basketball and life. I strongly encourage you to watch Coach Meyer’s speech in the below video as he spoke at the Espys.
You may also want to check out our Coach Don Meyer Quotes Infographic.