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Former Northern State coach Don Meyer passes away at 69

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)--DON MEYER, ONE OF THE WINNINGEST COACHES IN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL, HAS DIED IN SOUTH DAKOTA. FAMILY SPOKESWOMAN BRENDA DREYER SAYS THE FORMER NORTHERN STATE COACH DIED OF CANCER AT 6:52 A.M. SUNDAY. HE WAS 69. MEYER LED HIS TEAMS TO THE PLAYOFFS 19 TIMES AND COMPILED A 923-324 RECORD. HE RETIRED IN 2010, AFTER A DECADE AT NORTHERN STATE IN ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, AND 24 SEASONS AT LISPCOMB IN TENNESSEE. FOUR MONTHS AFTER A NEAR-FATAL CAR ACCIDENT IN 2008 AND A CANCER DIAGNOSIS, MEYER WAS COACHING FROM A WHEELCHAIR WHEN HE PASSED BOBBY KNIGHT AS THE NCAA'S WINNINGEST COACH IN MEN'S BASKETBALL HISTORY. DUKE'S MIKE KRZYZEWSKI TOOK THE TITLE IN 2012. MEYER WAS A STANDOUT ATHLETE AT NORTHERN COLORADO. HE BEGAN HIS HEAD COACHING CAREER AT HAMLINE IN MINNESOTA.

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