Don Meyer, the all-time winningest men’s college basketball coach, has announced his retirement effective at the end of the season. The announcement came this morning. The 65 year-old Meyer has 922 wins in 38 seasons. In 2008, Meyer was almost killed in a car accident that cost him his left leg. The doctors also detected cancer while they were treating his injuries. These both seem to have played a role in his decision to retire. Meyer said, "After consulting with our physicians and meeting with my family, we have determined that I no longer posses the necessary physical or mental energy to continue administering the NSU basketball program at its highest possible level. It is time for someone with more energy and time available to deal with the unique challenges of a basketball program like Northern State."
Meyer wil continue to work for the school and help with fundraising and promotion. No immediate plans for a search have been announced.