Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser, whose son Mark is a Bucknell assistant, died this afternoon after he collapsed on campus.
Prosser, who coached Wake since 2001, took the Demon Deacons to the NCAA Tournament four times, including 2003, when Wake won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title. The only coach to ever take three different schools to the Big Dance in his first season as coach, also coached Xavier for seven seasons, leading the Musketeers to five straight NCAA appearances. Prosser also took Loyola (Md.) to the tournament in 1994, his only year there.
The 2003 ACC coach of the year, Prosser was 126-68 in his six seasons at Wake. Overall, Prosser's career record was 291-146 (.666).
Initial reports indicated Prosser collapsed while jogging on campus. The Winston-Salem Journal is now reporting that Prosser collapsed in his office in the Manchester Athletic Center. Assistant coach Mike Muse administered CPR until emergency-medical technicians arrived to take Prosser to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
ESPN reports Prosser had left the AAU National Tournament in Orlando at 6 this morning to return to Wake for a week of basketball camp. Mark was watching games in Orlando when he received a phone call around 2:40 this afternoon and immediately left the gym.
In addition to Mark, Prosser is survived by his Prosser his wife, Nancy, and another son, Scott
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