THE DON MEYER AWARD

2015 Don Meyer Award

LSU Alexandria's Larry Cordaro accepts the 2015 Don Meyer award at the CollegeInsider.com Award's Banquet on April 3 in Indianapolis.

April 3, 2015

2015 DON MEYER AWARD

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- LSU Alexandria's Larry Cordaro is the recipient of 2015 Don Meyer award.

The Don Meyer award is presented annually to the top NAIA coach in college basketball.

The award is named in honor of former Lipscomb coach Don Meyer, who is one of the game's winningest coaches. In February of 2010 Meyer announced his retirement from coaching. In 38 seasons at Hamline, Lipscomb and Northern State, he compiled an astounding 923-324 records. On May 18, 2014 Coach Meyer lost his long battle with cancer, at the age of 69.
 

2015 DON MEYER AWARD FINALISTS

Ken Ammann Concordia University
Donnie Bostwick SAGU (Texas)
Scott Combs Martin Methodist
Larry Cordaro LSU Alexandria
Bill Czech Hope International
Kim Elders Cornerstone University
Paul Gavin Mount Mercy
Willie Holley Mid-America Christian
Steve Keller Montana Western
John Moore Westmont College
Steve Ridder Embry-Riddle
Brandon Rinta Lewis-Clark State
Jason Shelton Freed-Hardeman
Steve Shepherd College of the Ozarks
Jared Valentine Warner Pacific
Matt Wilber Dakota Wesleyan

 

The Don Meyer Award, which is presented annually to the top NAIA basketball coach, is named in honor of the one of the sport's winningest coaches.
 
In 38 seasons at Hamline, Lipscomb and Northern State, he compiled an astounding 923-324 record. He led Lipscomb to the NAIA national championship in 1986, and coached the two highest-scoring players in the history of college basketball, John Pierce and Philip Hutcheson. Also, his 1989-90 team at Lipscomb won a record 41 games and was the highest scoring team in college history. 
 
In 2010, he received the John Bunn Award at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
 
Meyer retired from coaching in February 2010. Coach Meyer lost his long battle with cancer on May 18, 2014, at the age of 69.
 
The recipient of of the 2021 award will be announced on March 31.

The Don Meyer award committee is a 20 member panel, consisting of 15 current or retired head coaches and five collegeinsider.com staff members.  Current Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander is the chairman of the award committee.
 
RULES AND CRITERIA
 
The Don Meyer award is presented annually to the top NAIA head coach, as voted on by the award committee. 
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
March: Finalists for Don Meyer Award announced
March 30: Don Meyer National Coach of the Year announced
 
AWARD PRESENTATION
 
The recipients of the 17 national awards, presented by CollegeInsider.com, are announced annually at the site of the NCAA men’s division I basketball championship.
 
The 2018 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet will take place on March 30 in San Antonio, TX
 

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