Funeral set for Miami (Ohio) basketball coach

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services have been announced for former Miami (Ohio) basketball coach Charlie Coles, the school’s all-time leader in victories who died at age 71.

Visitation will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at Millett Hall on the Miami campus in southwest Ohio. Funeral services will follow at Millett at 1 p.m.

A reception is planned afterward, to begin while his family is at a private graveside service. Coles is survived by his wife Delores, son Chris and daughter Mary Bennett, and four grandchildren. He died in Oxford last Friday.

The two-time Mid-American Conference coach of the year had 263 victories at Miami. He also was the Mid-American Conference’s all-time leader in conference wins with 218. Coles had a career record of 355-308 over 22 seasons at Miami and Central Michigan.

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