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God’s Hall Of Fame

By Don Loftis | 07.02.14

Recently college basketball coach Don Meyer passed away at the age of 69.  He had suffered the effects of an auto accident in which he lost a leg and battled cancer for nearly five years. He completed his career with 923 wins (over half of those while coaching at Lipscomb) ranking him currently as sixth most in college history.  He wrote fifteen books and produced forty videos about coaching and playing basketball.


If you knew Coach Meyer, you know that he loved quotes and often used them to illustrate his presentations.  Larry Bickel attended the local memorial service at Allen Arena and brought me back a copy of a poem that was made available in Don’s honor.



To have your name inscribed up there is greater yet by far,

Than all the halls of fame down here and every man-made star.

This crowd of earth, they soon forget the heroes of the past,

They cheer like mad until you fall and that’s how long you last.

I tell you, friend, I would not trade my name, however small,

If written there beyond the stars in that celestial hall,

For any famous name on earth or glory that they share,

I’d rather be an unknown here and have my name up there.


To that, we all ought to able to say AMEN!



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