Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States (NewsBahn) – Don Meyer, who initially set the mark for most wins for any men’s coach in NCAA history with 923 from stops at Hamline in Minnesota, Lipscomb University in Nashville and Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota died Sunday at 69.
Meyer had fought carcinoid cancer of late.
“He won his greatest victory and is now running again and gearing up to pitch nine innings,” the Meyer family said in a statement. “The family appreciates the outpouring of love, prayers and concern.”
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has since surpassed Meyer’s win total.
Meyer drew the praise of Coach K and other legends for his contributions.
“My heart goes out to the family of my dear friend, Don Meyer. May we celebrate his life as a man of integrity and a legend in our game,” tweeted ex-Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.