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Wake Forest Head Basketball Coach Dies

The Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner
is leading a list of prominent coaches and officials expressing
sorrow at the loss of Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser.

Commissioner John Swofford says he thought of Prosser as "a
renaissance man," as well as a man who represented all that is
good in college sports.

North Carolina State coach Sidney Lowe says Prosser played a
significant role in his life and his influence went beyond the game
of basketball.

Clemson coach Oliver Purnell says he gained a lot of respect for
Prosser as a coach and as a person.

Dave Odom, the South Carolina coach whom Prosser succeeded in
Winston-Salem, says Prosser touched many lives, including his.

And Chris Paul, the Wake Forest guard who starred under Prosser,
says Prosser played a significant role in his life and his influence extended well beyond the game of basketball.

56 year-old Prosser collapsed while jogging Thursday morning and later died as a result of a heart attack.


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