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Author: Buster Olney
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Title: How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer
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Publisher: ESPN; First Edition edition (November 9, 2010)
Pages: 240

How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer by Buster Olney



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In How Lucky You Can Be, acclaimed sports journalist Buster Olney tells the In September 2008, Northern State University men’s basketball coach Don Meyer stood on the brink of immortality. He was about to surpass the legendary Bobby Knight to become the all-time NCAA wins leader in men’s basketball. Then, on a two-lane road in South Dakota, everything changed in an instant. In How Lucky You Can Be, acclaimed sports journalist Buster Olney tells the remarkable story of the successive tragedies that befell Coach Meyer but could not defeat him. Laid low by a horrific car accident that led to the.

In September 2008, Northern State University men’s basketball coach Don Meyer stood on the brink of immortality. With sensitivity and skill, Olney shows how Coach Meyer mined his physical ordeal for the spiritual strength to transform his life. The inspirational story of a life renewed by unimaginable hardship, How Lucky You Can Be proves that it’s never too late to start making changes-and reminds us that fortune can smile upon us even in our most trying hours. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

3 How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer. Early life and education. At age 8, he developed an affinity for the Los Angeles Dodgers after reading a book about Sandy Koufax. Buster would later attribute his fanship as a reason for his journalistic career. In 2013, Olney delivered the May Commencement Speech at Northern State University, where Meyer coached until 2010, and was still a member of the faculty until his death on May 18, 2014. Personal life References. "Buster Olney Blog".

How Lucky You Can Be. The Story of Coach Don Meyer. Laid low by a horrific car accident that led to the amputation of his left leg below the knee, Coach Meyer had barely emerged from surgery when his doctors informed him that he also had terminal cancer.

With sensitivity and skill, Olney shows how Coach Meyer mined his physical ordeal for the spiritual strength to transform his life.

The Last Night of the Yankees Dynasty. How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer. The book additionally considered why the team lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2001 World Series and why it didn't win a championship between 2001 and 2003. Since leaving the Times, Olney has become a constant on the ESPN family of networks.

Coach Meyer has taught and given so much to us, and our game is better for it. This book chronicles not only his life as a coach, but his journey as a man through triumph and adversity. His story is a true inspiration and one which everyone should know. Pat Summitt, Coach of the Tennesee Lady Vols. I have had the opportunity to hear Don Meyer speak at several coaching clinics and I always walk away in awe of him and the lessons you can learn from him. This book was no different. The tragic circumstances of his accident and all that he endured afterwards was enough to move a grown man to tears. However, in typical Don Meyer fashion, he uses his tragedy in a fashion that inspires all. Buster Olney writes this in a honest fashion that shows many of Don Meyer's struggles throughout the ordeal.

Sportswriter, Buster Olney, recently wrote a book titled, How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer, which further illustrates how much he has gone through. It comes as no surprise that he’s been so resilient through all of the challenges he’s faced. We talked about everything from religion to marriage and of course some basketball as well. We spoke of mutual friends and contacts, like Coach Bob Starkey, Associate Head Coach of the Louisiana State University women’s.

In September 2008, Northern State University men's basketball coach Don Meyer stood on the brink of immortality. He was about to surpass the legendary Bobby Knight to become the all-time NCAA wins leader in men's basketball.

In September 2008, Northern State University men’s basketball coach Don Meyer stood on the brink of immortality. He was about to surpass the legendary Bobby Knight to become the all-time NCAA wins leader in men’s basketball. Then, on a two-lane road in South Dakota, everything changed in an instant.In How Lucky You Can Be, acclaimed sports journalist Buster Olney tells the remarkable story of the successive tragedies that befell Coach Meyer but could not defeat him. Laid low by a horrific car accident that led to the amputation of his left leg below the knee, Coach Meyer had barely emerged from surgery when his doctors informed him that he also had terminal cancer. In the blink of an eye, this prototypical 24/7 workaholic coach—who arrived at the gym most mornings before 6 a.m.—found himself forced to reexamine his priorities at the age of sixty-three. A model of reserve, Coach Meyer had sacrificed much of his emotional life to his program. His wife, Carmen, felt disconnected because of his habitual reticence, while his three children—all now well into adulthood—had long had to compete with basketball for his attention.With sensitivity and skill, Olney shows how Coach Meyer mined his physical ordeal for the spiritual strength to transform his life. In the months that followed his accident and diagnosis, he reached out to family, friends, and former players in a way he had never been able to do before, making the most of this one last opportunity to tell those close to him how he felt about them—and in turn he received an outpouring of affirmation that confirmed how deeply he had affected others. Sustained throughout an often painful recovery by his love of basketball, he would return to the court once more—with a newfound appreciation for the game’s place in his life. The inspirational story of a life renewed by unimaginable hardship, How Lucky You Can Be proves that it’s never too late to start making changes—and reminds us that fortune can smile upon us even in our most trying hours. 
Reviews: 7
Valawye
This quickly became a book that I could not put down! As a basketball coach myself, I have come across Don Meyer and some of his ideas and principles but did not really know the full story. It is amazing to see his transformation after the accident and diagnosis of his cancer. I think Meyer's heart was always in the right place and the principles he stood for were honest and pure. However, I believe he bought into the lie that coaches must sometimes use fear in order to get their players to accomplish things. We often say that people are driven and competitive to excuse some of their behaviors, especially if they are getting the results on the scoreboard. Think about the relationships with his wife and children if he had died in the accident and not had those years to truly tell them how he felt about them? I think this is a great case study for coaches to reflect and see how Coach Meyer coached and lived his life and the changes he made after the accident.
cyrexoff
While we were in Minneapolis for our little girl's cancer treatments a couple yrs ago, we had the "chance" privelege of meeting Coach Meyer & his beautiful wife Carmen. Although it was a very brief encounter, Don leaves such a positive impression on people. We have kept in touch with him through letters & e-mails. Less than 2 wks ago, we received a wonderful care package from him. He is a remarkable man who gives true meaning to the terms "wounded healer" and "prayer warrior!" We have been blessed to have him come into our lives & rally behind us with our fight with childhood cancer! (Our little girl, Cedar, is kicking cancer's butt too!!!) Unlimited blessings to Coach Meyer & his family. This book is SOOOOOO WELL WRITTEN! Kudos to Mr. Olney on telling Don's miraculous story so well. It captures your attention from the first page & is hard to put down! I love this book and am gifting several copies this year for Christmas. Our love & prayers continue to be lifted up to Don, Carmen & their entire family ~ thank you for blessing us!!!
Yojin
This is the type of story that needs to be told, read, and shared. This book is so much more than a sports book. It is the story of basketball coach Don Meyer. Meyer was travelling to team camp when fell asleep at the wheel and veered into the path of a semi while his team (in traling cars) watched in horror. Meyer barely survived the accident only to find out he had terminal cancer. It is where the story begins. This is an incredible story of one man's journey, the values he preached and the lives he has touched. There were many passages in which I needed to wipe the tears from my eyes before I could continue reading. This is not as much a book about basketball as it is a book about life. Buster Onley is primarily a baseball writer for ESPN. He does an incredible job with this story. His writing is superb and on par with the very best. It should be read by everyone. Clearly one of the BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR!!
Cia
I have had the opportunity to hear Don Meyer speak at several coaching clinics and I always walk away in awe of him and the lessons you can learn from him. This book was no different. The tragic circumstances of his accident and all that he endured afterwards was enough to move a grown man to tears. However, in typical Don Meyer fashion, he uses his tragedy in a fashion that inspires all. Buster Olney writes this in a honest fashion that shows many of Don Meyer's struggles throughout the ordeal. It doesn't matter if you are a basketball coach, or any type of coach, this is a must read for all. I promise this book will move you to tears and make you a better person. Kudos to Buster Olney on a great book!
Grarana
Buster Olney shows an amazing gift of capturing this story. It will make you cry; it will make you laugh. One does not have to be a fan of college basketball to enjoy and become inspired by this story. Buster's opening descriptions of the landscape of driving down Highway 281 are exactly accurate. When reading it, I felt I was again driving down the highway myself, as I did many times when I lived in the area. I knew immediately after reading those opening pages, the rest of the story would exactly match reality of Don Meyer's life. I highly recommend this book.
Thabel
I love reading stories about real people. Because I live in the area, too, added a little more interest to it for me. For me, a woman, there was a lot of emphasis on his coaching lifestyle, and that's the only thing that brought the rating down. I'm glad that I read it though.
Gir
Read a review in Sports Illustrated about this book when it first was published a couple years ago. Cut the review out to remind myself that I should buy/read it when I had an opportunity. Found the review going through some papers on my desk recently and decided to act. Extremely glad I did. The book is outstanding! Knew Buster Olney could talk about baseball, but didn't know he could weave such a great story about a basketball coach. Had never heard of Coach Don Meyer before, but Buster's book makes me want to find out more about this man and his incredible journey.
Buster Olney has a lot of insight into this humble,incredible man, Coach Meyer.One does not have to be a diehard basketball fan to love this book -- Meyer has had many triumphs, and one horrendous car accident -- his attitude and love of God pulled him through so he can now tell others to persevere. I loved the read, book just left we wanting to know even more about this wonderful human being.