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.


65° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
NCAA FB
Washington
17
Hawaii
16
NCAA FB
South Dakota
13
Oregon
62
Updated: Aug 31, 2014 3:22AM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Hundreds Turn Out To Honor Don Meyer

May 24, 2014, 6:19 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Hundreds Turn Out To Honor Don Meyer
ABERDEEN, SD -

Hundreds of people filled the Barnett Center in Aberdeen today to honor a legendary basketball coach.

Former NSU men's basketball coach Don Meyer died Sunday after battling cancer for years. Family and friends held the first of two memorial services today in the coach's honor.

Speakers who shared memories of the coach and shared ways he impacted them included two former players. One of those players was Brett Newton who was playing for Meyer when he broke the NCAA Men's Basketball wins record.

But that didn't come up at today's service. In fact, when people talked about Meyer and his legacy, wins didn't come up at all.

"What made him so different? Let's start with his philosophy of living and dying as coach would so directly put it. 'Brett, you can't attach a U-Haul to a hearse.' But he didn't just say it as a punch line. He lived his life in this way,” former NSU basketball player Brett Newton said.

Speakers shared different stories and lessons learned from Meyer. But one common theme that continued to resurface was Meyer's faith, his commitment to Jesus Christ.

And again and again we heard that his life reflected that faith and he also encouraged others to act with servant hearts.

We'll have more from the memorial service right here on KELOLAND NEWS tonight at ten.

KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com
Photo Credit:
Photo Gallery:

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View sports

You may also like

High School Football Scoreboard: Aug. 29

8/29/2014 11:00 PM

South Dakota Football Aberdeen Central 7, Sioux Falls Washington 6 Aberdeen Roncalli 42, Redfield/Doland 0 Alcester-Hudson 34, Baltic 6 And...

Full Story
KELO/KBHB HS Football Poll: Aug. 25

8/25/2014 12:00 AM

Here are the August 25th rankings from KELOLAND Sports and KBHB Radio:

Full Story
Report Says Peterson Reached Out To Cowboys

8/29/2014 5:34 AM

Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson said he wants to retire in Minnesota after an ESPN report said otherwise.

Full Story
HS Football Returns To KELOLAND

8/29/2014 9:55 PM

Football fields are once again packed full of players looking to be stars and stands are full of excited fans and proud parents.

Full Story | Watch
2014 KELOLAND High School Footbal Preview Show

8/27/2014 7:15 PM

Click the video player to view the 2014 High School Football Preview Show

Full Story | Watch


Events