User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


74° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB
San Diego
0
Atlanta
2
MLB (7:10 PM)
Washington
Miami
MLB (7:10 PM)
Philadelphia
NY Mets
MLB (7:10 PM)
Arizona
Cincinnati
MLB (8:05 PM)
Colorado
Chicago Cubs
MLB (10:15 PM)
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
MLB (7:10 PM)
Toronto
Boston
MLB (8:05 PM)
NY Yankees
Texas
MLB (8:10 PM)
Oakland
Houston
MLB (7:10 PM)
Milwaukee
Tampa Bay
Updated: Jul 28, 2014 4:24PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Augustana Coach Reflects On Don Meyer's Life

May 18, 2014, 10:03 PM by Leland Steva

Augustana Coach Reflects On Don Meyer's Life
Don Meyer

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Legendary basketball coach Don Meyer died today after a long battle with cancer. He once owned the all-time record for career wins in college basketball, but his impact off the court might have been greater.

There is a hole left in the college basketball community after the loss of Don Meyer. Augustana Head Basketball Coach Tom Billeter competed against Meyer since he began coaching in Sioux Falls in 2003.

"I really admired his ability to compete as a gentleman," Tom Billeter said.

He got to know Coach Meyer off the court after Meyer's horrific car accident in 2008. Meyer rehabbed and recovered in Sioux Falls, where Billeter visited him regularly.

"Never once talked basketball. It was very much about things other than basketball. It was never about my team, never asked about his. We just kind of talked about everything else. I liked that, it made it more comfortable for me and possibly it did for him and I enjoyed the conversations," Billeter said.

On the court, Billeter was amazed with the discipline and perfection that Meyer's kids played. He points to his famous clinics, and the coach's videos that laid the foundation for national success.

"So many coaches as college kids learned from his tapes because the best thing to do as a teacher was to throw his tapes in. He would have a booklet with it and you could follow it and it covered everything known to basketball," Billeter said.

Meyer might be known for a spectacular record, but Billeter believes the legendary coach's legacy will be much more than wins and losses.

"I really think his legacy is what he produced. His players not only did they all become coaches, but they became so many good things in life. I think that's what we all seek as coaches and that was very special and he was very good at it," Billeter said.

 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View sports

You may also like

Winona State Football Player Dies

7/22/2014 6:05 PM

Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates.

Full Story
A.P. Arrives At Training Camp A Married Man

7/24/2014 8:47 PM

Adrian Peterson has arrived at training camp with a different look: a ring on his finger.

Full Story
Mr. And Ms. Sioux Empire Championships

7/25/2014 10:45 PM

The Mr. and Ms. Sioux Empire Natural Body Building and Figure Championships flexes its muscles Saturday, at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux Falls.

Full Story | Watch
Nick Kirkegaard: Racing In Memory Of Mom

7/21/2014 10:18 PM

Nick Kirkegaard grew up idolizing sprint car champion Terry McCarl.

Full Story | Watch
Audubon Wants Vikings Stadium Safer For Birds

7/25/2014 10:38 AM

The Audubon Society of Minnesota is asking the Minnesota Vikings to do more to protect birds from fatal collisions with the massive glass walls of its...

Full Story


Events