BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Former Lipscomb men’s basketball coach Don Meyer has been announced as a member of the 2017 Small College Basketball Hall of Fame class that will be inducted Thursday, Nov. 2 in Evansville Indiana.
Meyer, who passed away in May 2014 after coaching at Hamline, Lipscomb and Northern State, is the fifth winningest coach at any level in men’s college basketball history with 923 wins. While at Lipscomb, Meyer led the Bisons to 13 NAIA national tournaments, three Final Fours, and won the 1986 NAIA National Championship. His 1990-91 club set a national record with 41 wins.
Considered to be one of the top clinicians in the country, Meyer taught thousands over the course of this life through his coaching clinics and summer camps where he left an indelible mark on youngsters on the game of basketball and life as a whole. He was the recipient of the 2009 Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPYs after surviving a car crash that revealed cancer. He is also a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the South Dakota Hall of Fame, the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame and the Northern State Athletics Hall of Fame.
He will be joined by fellow coach Dave Robbins along with players Zelmo Beaty, Walt Frazier, Bob Love, Jack Sikma, Elmore Smith, Jim Spivey, Rico Swanson, George Tinsley, Al Tucker and contributor Emil Liston.
Fans may purchase tickets/tables to the Hall of Fame Induction at www.HoFClassic.com, or by calling 812-421-2212.
The SCB Hall of Fame committee consists of: Don Landry, former head coach/AD/commissioner, Roy Pickerill, SID Kentucky Wesleyan and NCAA Elite 8 media coordinator, Jim Nelson, AD Emeritus and Former Head Coach at Suffolk, Doug Palm, NCAA DIII historian, Rick Zvosec, former collegiate head coach, Gary Pine, Azusa Pacific AD, Steve Shepherd, AD and head basketball coach at College of the Ozarks, Gary Stewart, head coach at Stevenson University, Jerry Dunn, head coach at Tuskegee, Matt Simms, executive director of USCAA, Mike Lightfoot, head coach at Bethel (Ind.), Bob Guptill, SID at GNAC & Central Washington; former SID at Pac West, Chad Waller, Director of Athletic Communications & Media, John Rinka, SCB Hall of Fame Member and Steve Knight, Head Coach, William Carey.
If you are interested in nominating a former SCB collegiate student-athlete, coach or contributor for the Hall of Fame, please submit information to firstname.lastname@example.org.