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Former SLU coach Spoonhour dies

Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:03 pm
 
By Gary Parrish

Charlie Spoonhour, best known for coaching Saint Louis to three NCAA tournaments in the 1990s, died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting.

Spoonhour was 72. The former SLU coach -- who also coached Missouri State and UNLV -- had a lung transplant in 2010 after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He had reportedly been "in and out" of the Duke Medical Center ever since. He's survived by his wife and two sons.

Arrangements are pending.
Comments

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:25 pm
 

Former SLU coach Spoonhour dies

Spoony could coach.  RIP Coach



Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:24 pm
 

Former SLU coach Spoonhour dies

sad to read this, Coach Spoonhour got his start coaching in the HS ranks in southern Missouri, coached in JUCO, and moved on up to great success in D-1, great coach and great guy



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Former SLU coach Spoonhour dies

Charlie could roam the sidelines with the best of them




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:26 pm
 

Former SLU coach Spoonhour dies

spoon was a good coach. all those years at apringfield mo (or whichever of the mo schools he was at). he is someone that guys would want to send thirkids to play for. he got to do what he wanted to doall his life.



Since: Oct 2, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:25 pm
 

Former SLU coach Spoonhour dies

RIP Charlie..no one ever looked so good in the mock turtleneck


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