My small tribute to Basketball Coach Don Meyer

Recently, legendary college basketball coach Don Meyer passed away.  Don Meyer was not a household name in terms of celebrity, but he was well-known for in basketball circles by coaches for his instructional videos and camps, solid teams, and teacher.

Four years ago, I took an online basketball coaching from Don Meyer through Northern State University.  For the curriculum, I had access to notes and his videos teaching the game, and then had to submit a final paper.  I watched the videos countless times to get new ideas and define my approach to coaching.  It was a wonderful learning opportunity.

ESPN’s Buster Olney wrote a wonderful book a couple of years ago called How Lucky You Can Be:  The Don Meyer story.  While the book has many, many stories about the Coach, his family, players, and associates, I have included book notes in the two links below on what I considered basketball or leadership insights.  I hope you enjoy.

Book Notes Part One

Book Notes Part Two

Thank you for your service to the game and to the world, you will be missed.


Here are a couple of my most viewed posts.

Click here for my book review of Toughness:  Developing True Strength On and Off the Court by Jay Bilas

Click here for my book review of The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight

Click here for my book review of Bo’s Lasting Lessons:  The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership

Brothers should bunk

-I am the author of The Basketball Match Up Zone and Multi-Purpose Basketball Offense ebooks.

-If interested in having me work with your organization on coaching, leadership, or customer service, please call me at 513.330.0319 or email at



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