Wake Forest Basketball Coach Skip Prosser Dies

July 26, 2007

Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser has died. He was at the Manchester Athletic Center when he collapsed in his office after jogging, according to the Winston Salem Journal. Assistant Mike Muse performed CPR until EMT’s arrived at the scene to transport him to Baptist Hospital, where he later died. Reports are that he had suffered from a heart attack.

He spent the last six seasons at the helm of the Demon Deacons, and had won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title in 2003. He reached the NCAA tournament in his first four seasons with them. During the 2004-2005 season, Wake Forest had their first ever No. 1 ranking.

During his career as a coach, he had a record of 291-146 in 14 seasons, with 126-68 as his record with Wake Forest. NBA stars Chris Paul and Josh Howard were coached by Prosser at WF, and he was also named ACC coach of the year in 2003.

He is survived by his wife Nancy and two sons, Scott and Mark.

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