ASHLAND, Ore. – Longtime Southern Oregon University men’s basketball coach Brian McDermott passed away on Thursday.
McDermott officially retired last May after a cancer diagnosis.
He coached the Raiders for 26 seasons, the longest-tenured head coach in any sport at SOU.
McDermott is the team’s all-time leader in wins and four-time Conference Coach of the Year.
The Iowa-native is responsible for leading the Raiders to seven of the program’s nine national tournament appearances.
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