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Case Western Reserve Coach Dies

August 25, 2000

CLEVELAND (AP) _ Bill Sudeck, who was basketball coach for 37 years at Case Western Reserve University and a predecessor institution, is dead at age 74.

He died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Cleveland Heights.

Sudeck had an overall record of 329-482. He was 280-394 in 29 years at Case Western Reserve and 49-88 in eight years at Case Institute of Technology.

``Case Western Reserve University lost an institution and a coach who exemplified all of the good of intercollegiate athletics,″ said the university’s athletic director, Dave Hutter, ``His support for students. his dedication to athletic achievement and his humaneness provided a role model for students and coaches.″

Some of his best teams were his most recent ones, with his 1998-99 team winning a school-record 17 games.

Sudeck also was a former member of the selection committee for the U.S. Olympic basketball team.

In addition, he coached track and cross country at the school, winning five North Coast Conference titles _ two each in men’s cross country and men’s indoor track and one in men’s outdoor track.

He was conference coach of the year in all three sports in 1993-94 and received the same honor for men’s cross country in the fall of 1994.

He was Kent State’s all-time leading scorer in basketball when he graduated from that university in 1948 and is a member of its athletic hall of fame.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at St. Clare Roman Catholic Church in Lyndhurst. A time for it has not been set.

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