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Press Photo by Dustin Monke In this file photo, Don Meyer speaks to an audience on April 17, 2012 in Lemon, South Dakota. Meyer died on Sunday after battling cancer.

Coaching legend, SD native Meyer dies at 69


Don Meyer, one of the winningest men’s coaches in history, died Sunday in South Dakota of cancer. He was 69.

Meyer passed Bob Knight in 2009, just four months after recovering from a near-fatal auto accident.

Meyer went 923-324 in his 38-year coaching career, guiding his teams into the postseason 19 times.

Most of his career was spent at Lipscomb in Tennessee and Northern State in South Dakota.

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