Don Meyer Quotes

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We can always do better.

-Don Meyer 

When you watch the game, be a student of the game.

Don Meyer 

The only thing success should do is make you more humble.

-Don Meyer 

Our goal as a team is to keep playing as a group for as long as we can because you will never have a team again. It is like a dying limb, you have to prune it off and let another one grow in its place. That is the way you have to do it, but it still hurts leaving these guys and that team because they and you have put so much effort into building the team. Even if you win that last game (and a national championship), it hurts badly because the players know they will never have the same special group of guys together  on the same team again. Somebody always goes and somebody new always comes in.

-Don Meyer 

Everyday you teach attitude.

-Don Meyer 

You build your program from the ideas of great coaches.

-Don Meyer 

Ten minutes after you lose that last game, you start working on next season.

-Don Meyer 

I tell everyone that I have 25,000 assistant coaches. If I want to know something, I just go to the grocery store.

-Don Meyer 

It’s foolish to expect a young man to follow you advice and ignore your example.

-Don Meyer 

Make the practices like games and the games like practices.

-Don Meyer 

Nobody travels better than Northern State and nobody knows the game better than Northern State fans. If I died and went to heaven and I was coaching, it would be at Wachs Arena.

-Don Meyer 

 

 

We sure didn’t play great, but we played hard. And I can live with that.

-Don Meyer 

If you are a good team,  your offense is born on the defensive end.

-Don Meyer 

There is nothing more important than rebounding. Don’t just give it lip service.

-Don Meyer 

Time doesn’t fly when you are not happy.

-Don Meyer 

When legs go, the heart and the head follow behind quickly.

-Don Meyer 

It’s not what you teach, but what you emphasize.

-Don Meyer 

You aren’t going to win championships unless you make layups and free throws.

-Don Meyer 

Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.

-Don Meyer 

Shout praise and whisper criticism.

-Don Meyer 

All glory to God.

-Don Meyer 

When you accept in victory, you must accept in defeat.

-Don Meyer 

Practice shared suffering. If one guys messes up, everyone runs. If one guys does well, everyone benefits.

-Don Meyer 

We always need to be prepared and work hard in practice so we can be just like the farmer who has put that fourth cutting of hay in the yard. After he does that, he can feel good about what is going to happen the rest of the winter.

-Don Meyer 

When you get to be my age, you don’t buy green bananas because you might not be around to eat them.

-Don Meyer 

In the end, what your own troops do is more important than what they are marching against.

-Don Meyer 

We have to get a lot tougher. If you get involved in a street fight, you can’t lay down in the street and act like you’re dead because they will kill you for sure. You might as well get up and fight.

-Don Meyer 

To those who much has been given, much is expected.

-Don Meyer 

If you can do something and not blow your own horn, it sure sounds a lot better.

-Don Meyer 

Discipline and demand without being demeaning.

-Don Meyer 

There is only one thing we can control, and that is how hard we play.

-Don Meyer 

If I cover my head with my hands, it means deny the ball to the opponents ball handler.

-Don Meyer 

Have character, don’t be one.

-Don Meyer 

Prepare, plan and practice like you just lost your last game.

-Don Meyer 

There is a lot of difference at McDonald’s between the guy in the back making fries and the manager up front who is running the place.

-Don Meyer 

When you watch the game, be a student of the game.

-Don Meyer 

Discover your gift, develop your gift, and then give it away every day.

-Don Meyer 

Sometimes the best recruits are the ones you don’t get.

-Don Meyer 

We painted a beautiful picture, we just didn’t finish it. Finishing is the difference between a beautiful picture and a masterpiece.

-Don Meyer 

If a farmer and his family can get up at 5:30 every morning to milk cows, surely we can get up at that time to practice basketball.

-Don Meyer 

Players who are late are saying their own time is more important than the team.

-Don Meyer 

Winning a postseason game is like winning five regular season games. There is just no feeling like it. Everything is magnified. Every free throw, turnover, shot and play.

-Don Meyer 

Anytime you get an award as a coach, you’ve got to be the ultimate fool to think it wasn’t your assistant coaches and all the players responsible for the award.

-Don Meyer 

You have to learn to play with what you’ve got.

-Don Meyer 

Go from good to great because good is the enemy of great.

-Don Meyer 

 

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