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Jack Bruen

Age: 48

turned a struggling Colgate basketball team which had endured 14 straight losing seasons into a winner during his nine years (1989-97) as head coach; led the Red Raiders to a share of three Patriot League titles and their first NCAA tournaments in 1995 and 1996; twice named the league's coach of the year, his 1992-93 squad won a school record 18-games; won the last game he coached just six days before his long battle with pancreatic cancer ended

Died: Hamilton, N.Y., Dec. 19, 1997

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