ESPN baseball writer and analyst Buster Olney will be at Fargo’s Zandbroz from noon to 2 p.m. Friday for a a book signing along with former Northern State head men’s basketball coach Don Meyer. The stop is to promote the book “How Lucky You Can Be,” a book written by Olney about Meyer’s life.Â
Meyer still works for Northern State, which is located in Aberdeen, S.D. He completed his 38-year college head coaching career after last season with a record 923 victories.
He made an inspirational return to coaching after he was involved in a serious car accident in September 2008 that led to having his left leg amputated below the knee. During surgery, it was also discovered Meyer had inoperable cancer.
â€œWhen he got in the accident, it was still unclear whether he was going to live or die,â€ Olney said. â€œI wrote memo to people at ESPN and Iâ€™m like â€˜I really want to do this story because I know there are a lot of layers to it.â€™ â€
Olney had covered Meyer’s basketball teams for two seasons in the late-1980s in Nashville, Tenn.