The story of coach don meyer by buster olney 2010, hardcover at the. I thought that this book gives a good book obout his life and what he has done and what he has been thourgh in his life. He is the subject of the book, playing for coach meyer written by steve. How lucky you can be ebook by buster olney rakuten kobo. His name is don meyer, and he will be the keynote speaker at this years alpine bank junior college world series. His life story is the subject of the book, how lucky you can be, and an upcoming major motion picture. In a move spearheaded by hutcheson, meyer, who was the 2009 recipient of espns jimmy v perseverance award, and lipscomb university, the school he loved and put on the college basketball map for 24 years, reconciled.
Espns buster olney published a book entitled how lucky you can be. Donald wayne meyer december 16, 1944 may 18, 2014 was an american college. Meyer, the former northern state mens basketball coach, travels the country presenting leadership seminars and motivational talks. At northern colorado, meyer was an nabc allamerican in basketball and finished his baseball career with a 222 pitching record. Coach meyer is presently a regents distinguished professor at northern state university and serves as n assistant to president james smith. Summitt, the winningest ncaa womens coach, has cited meyer as a major influence on her development as a coach. The story of coach don meyer, at an autograph party for wolves club members prior to. A man of faith who was always learning, who was humble, and who was a servant leader. To read more about meyers legacy and his heroic journey since the accident, click here for. Laid low by a horrific car accident that led to the amputation of his left leg below the knee, coach meyer had barely emerged from surgery when his doctors informed him that. The story of coach don meyer, which goes on sale today. I had that very privilege recently when i shared a meal and time with the tremendous basketball coach and human being, don meyer. He became the subject of a book written by reporter buster olney.
Jolayne lucks learns that she has won the lottery and is happy that she can now afford to buy simmons wood, a small parcel of land not far from her home where she likes to wander among the. Lucky you is a comic novel filled with suspense and colorful characters that will charm and entertain both hiassen fans and readers new to hiassens work. Off to be the wizard is the first book in the comedy and fantasy magic 2. In september 2008, northern state university mens basketball. I love using a poster as a segue for a writing assignment. I designed the academy in a format extremely similar to the legendary academies put on by coach meyer. In how lucky you can be, acclaimed sports journalist buster olney tells the remarkable story of. Hes glad that his own father died before the war and never knew what happened to his own sons.
Coach meyer is the subject of a book entitled how lucky you can be written by buster olney of espn. Seusss lucky duckie quotation is a great vehicle for that its from his book did i ever tell you how lucky you are. Even if you win that last game and a national championship, it hurts badly because the players know they will never have that same special group of guys together on the same team again. I have spent the past few nights rereading how lucky you can be, the outstanding book written by buster olney on the life of coach don meyer. That is the way you have to do it, but it still hurts losing these guys and that team because they and you have put so much effort into building a team.
Buster olney has a lot of insight into this humble,incredible man, coach meyer. That was the question worrying buster olney, author of the recently published how lucky you can be, the story of don meyer, the former mens. Meyer is also the subject of a more extensive biography, how lucky you can. Then, on a twolane road in south dakota, everything changed in an instant.
The story of coach don meyer chronicles meyers career and his life after the accident. Legendary northern state basketball coach don meyer in. The story of in september 2008, northern state university mens basketball coach don meyer stood on the brink of immortality. Meyer has endured many things, but franks polio has been the hardest for him, since it emphasizes his inability to protect his son. Longtime coach don meyer, who once held the alltime wins record in mens college basketball, passed away at the age of 69 on sunday, but his lessons live on, writes greg pogue. To read more about meyers legacy and his heroic journey since the accident, click here for a chapter excerpt. I thought that the beging was the best because it felt like that you were in the book living the car accident and everything. He was about to surpass the legendary bobby knight to become the alltime ncaa wins leader in mens basketball. Legendary coach don meyers career, life stretched beyond.
If you are impatient to get your hands on it who isnt. For lipscomb and don meyer, a court of reconciliation the. Bodean gazzer and onus chub gillespie are also rapists, white supremacists, and murderers. For lipscomb and don meyer, a court of reconciliation.
Watch this video about coach don meyer, the inspiration for buster olneys new book, how lucky you can be. Meyer is the subject of olneys new book how lucky you can be. He was about to surpass the legendary bobby knight. The title of this book is how lucky you can be and it was written by buster olney.
Its not every day that you have the opportunity to meet a true basketball coaching legend. He is the subject of a book how lucky you can be written by espns buster olney. He was presented with the jimmy v award for perseverance at the espy awards in july 2009. The movie misrepresents family relationships and events in a negative manner. Meyer gave at the 2020 dallas conference on science and faith. Buster olney the story of don meyer, coach of the northern state university mens basketball team, and how his life has been renewed by unimaginable hardship. Order of deon meyer books deon meyer is a south african author of crime thriller novels. This weekend we will have our 3rd annual gary blair coaching academy. Production is beginning for a movie about coach meyers life. Click below find your copy of how lucky you can be.
If you like scott meyer books, youll love craig alanson. One does not have to be a diehard basketball fan to love this book meyer has. Coach meyer is the alltime winningest coach in ncaa mens basketball history and recently retired as head coach at northern state university. The don meyer evening of excellence is an annual athletic fundraising event at lipscomb university, named in honor of coach meyer. Read how lucky you can be the story of coach don meyer by buster olney available from rakuten kobo. Read download how lucky you can be pdf pdf download. As a basketball coach myself, i have come across don meyer and some of his ideas and principles but did. In how lucky you can be, acclaimed sports journalist buster olney tells the remarkable story of the successive tragedies that befell coach meyer but could not defeat him. This video was shown before dons keynote address at. To learn more about don meyer read buster olneys book how lucky you can be. The story of don meyer and a horrific traffic accident and the power to move on and break the alltime wins record at northern state university. The protected will never know by don meyer, paperback. Frank knows that he cant whine for his father to stay, as the other children do.
Buster olney, lower left, and don meyer, center, autograph copies of olneys new book how lucky you can be. How lucky you can be by buster olney overdrive rakuten. In september 2008, northern state university mens basketball coach don meyer stood on the brink of immortality. The criminals in lucky you have the combined intellectual power of a 5watt battery. Coach don meyer talks about handling setbacks, servant leadership the winningest coach in the history of mens college basketball talked about being a caregiver, handling adversity and provided.
It just eats you up inside how lucky you can be coaching kids. Secrets to building a championship basketball program. This quickly became a book that i could not put down. The book introduces us to martin banks who has discovered something crazy. His story and countless others are recounted in my new book, how lucky you can be. Meyer is also the subject of a more extensive biography, how lucky you can be.1460 1187 93 1499 658 640 743 1338 1151 460 7 1230 967 914 1456 326 1554 148 1144 143 1096 1000 674 672 245 1382 1444 179 987 944 124 866 539 761 1303 840