THE DON MEYER AWARD

2016 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 4, 2016

2016 DON MEYER AWARD

HOUSTON, TX -- York College's Delton Deal is the recipient of the 2016 Don Meyer NAIA National Coach of the Year.

Deal led York College to a record breaking season, winning a program best 25 games. Deal's team also advanced further in the postseason than any other team the program's history. The Panthers shocked the nation in their first round game as they became the first team in history to upset a number one seed in the first round.

In 38 seasons at Hamline, Lipscomb and Northern State, Don Meyer 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.

2016 DON MEYER AWARD FINALISTS

Chris Briggs Georgetown (Ky.)
Bob Burchard Columbia (Mo.)
Larry Cordaro LSU Alexandria
Delton Deal York (Neb.)
Josh Gamblin Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Sean Hanrahan Warner (Fla.)
John Henry William Penn (Iowa)
Dave Holmquist Biola (Calif
Stan Holt Langston (Okla.)
Rocky Lamar MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Rollie Massimino Keiser (Fla.)
Nic Nelson Briar Cliff (Iowa)
Mike Newell Dillard (La.)
Burt Paddock Davenport (Mich.)
Brandon Rinta Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
Bryan Rooney Cal Maritime
Brennen Shingleton Texas Wesleyan
Greg Tonagel Indiana Wesleyan
Ryan Wall Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)
Dale Wellman Nebraska 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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