Retired college basketball coach Don Meyer is in hospice care as he continues to battle cancer.
Meyer was diagnosed with an inoperable cancer after a car crash in 2008, and has battled the disease ever since. He has had a pacemaker implanted and three heart valves replaced due to his cancer.
”Coach Meyer’s health has been drastically declining over the past several months,” Meyer’s family said in a statement released Tuesday. ”After a three-day stay in the hospital with a feeding tube, he is now at home under hospice care. Coach Meyer is at peace, loved, enjoying his family and getting exceptional care from Avera St. Luke’s. As a family, we are so proud of his perseverance, faith and strength.”
Meyer, 69, retired from coaching in 2010 with a then-NCAA record 923 victories in 38 seasons at Northern State University in Aberdeen, Lipscomb University in Nashville, and Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 2009, Meyer was honored at the ESPY Awards with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.