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Wake Forest Basketball Coach Skip Prosser Dead at 56

Posted by Condo on July 26, 2007


As being reported on, multiple sources have said Skip Prosser was pronounced dead at about 2:30 this afternoon. He was 56 years old.

Prosser had left Orlando, where the AAU national tournament is being held, this morning at 6 a.m. to return to Wake Forest for a basketball camp. While jogging, Prosser collapsed according to the Winston-Salem Journal and was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Some may remember Prosser from his days as a coach at Xavier University where he was head coach for 7 seasons putting Xavier basketball on the map. Others may remember him more recently for his work at Wake Forest, where he had spent the past 6 seasons coaching great players such as Chris Paul and leading the Deacons to multiple NCAA tournament births including a #2 seed in the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

Prosser is survived by his wife Nancy, and two sons: Scott and Mark, who are both in their 20s.

Condolences go out to the Prosser family, as well as the Wake Forest basketball family.


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