VERY SAD TO HEAR about the passing of former Central Michigan University and Miami of Ohio hoops coach Charlie Coles. Click here for more.
He was the coach at Central when I was a student there, and he once had a "Gong Show" tryout when he lost a couple of players. He nicknamed me "Lurch" and told me to get in shape after I about passed out after a scrimmage.
His press conferences were can't-miss events. After a game in Toledo, Coach Coles and his team were at the far end of the floor when he saw me. "HEY LURCH!" he boomed. I about jumped 10 feet in the air.
He was a great coach and a funny man. Prayer and peace to his family.