Recently retired Northern State Coach Don Meyer was presented with the 2010 John Wooden Keys to Life Award on Saturday for his “exceptional moral character, integrity and faith.”
Established by Athletes in Action and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1998, the Keys to Life Award honors athletes who model the characteristics of UCLA Men’s Basketball coaching legend John Wooden, whose legacy reflects the life-long pursuit of a creed his father gave him at age 12, entitled “Keys to Life.”
Meyer, the all-time leader in coaching wins in NCAA men's basketball history, was presented with this year’s award during the Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast, which today stands as one of the premier events during the NCAA Final Four weekend.
Hosted by Athletes in Action and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the Indianapolis Convention Center, this year’s event drew over 1,000 guests, including former Keys to Life Award recipients such as former NBA forward Junior Bridgeman, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo, CBS College Basketball Analyst Clark Kellogg, and University of Washington men’s basketball head coach Lorenzo Romar.
The Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast, sanctioned by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, recognizes the importance of leadership, character, and integrity, and honors heroes in the world of sports.