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Sun May 18, 2014, 12:34 PM

Don Meyer, among coaches with most wins (college basketball), has died

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before closing out his career, died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69.

Meyer led his teams into the playoffs 19 times and compiled a 923-324 during his 38-year career, most of which he spent at Lipscomb in Tennessee and Northern State in South Dakota.

The former Northern State coach died of cancer at 6:52 a.m. at his home in Aberdeen, where he had recently gone into hospice care, family spokeswoman Brenda Dreyer said.

"He won his greatest victory and is now running again and gearing up to pitch nine innings," the Meyer family said in a statement. "The family appreciates the outpouring of love, prayers and concern."

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