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Charlie Coles dies

Charlie Coles dies

 

Miami University has announced that former men's basketball coach Charlie Coles has died. He was 71.

Coles was the programs's all-time wins leader.

MiamiOH Basketball (@miamibasketball) tweeted Friday, "It is with a heavy heart we inform you that former coach Charlie Coles, the program's all-time wins leader, has passed away."

Coles retired in March of 2012 after nearly 50 years as a basketball coach. He had a career record of 355-308 over 22 seasons at Miami and Central Michigan.

"Very sad day for Miami with the passing of Charlie Coles this morning," Miami President David Hodge tweeted.

The Redhawks made seven postseason appearances during Coles' coaching tenure. Eight players earned a combined nine First-Team All-MAC accolades and is the only MAC men's basketball program to have at least one first-team honoree over the last eight seasons.

Charlie Coles was named the District 14 Coach of the year in 2010-11 and was MAC Coach of the Year in 2005. 

As a player, Coles averaged double figuring in his three seasons at Miami and was a two-time Second-Team All-MAC selection.

Coles was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011, the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Miami University Hall of Fame in 1990.

 

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