Lipscomb to name court for Don Meyer

Lipscomb University is naming its basketball court in honor of former coach Don Meyer, who won a national title at the school in 1986.

Meyer, the all-time leader in men's basketball coaching wins with 923, retired from coaching in 2010 at Northern State (S.D.).

After sustaining serious injuries in a car accident in 2008, Meyer was diagnosed with cancer in his liver and small intestine. He was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2009 ESPY awards and is the subject of ESPN The Magazine writer Buster Olney's book, "How Lucky Can You Be."

The dedication at Lipscomb's Allen Arena in Nashville will be held on Dec. 3.

At Lipscomb, Meyer coached the Bisons from 1975 through 1999, leading them to the 1986 NAIA national championship.

Athletic director Philip Hutcheson called Meyer "one of the cornerstones of excellence at Lipscomb University."

"While Coach Meyer was committed to winning on the court, he has left a lasting legacy through his teachings to make the world around us a better place," Hutcheson said. "It is with great respect and admiration that we name the Allen Arena court in his honor."

Northern State has also named its basketball court for Meyer.