Former Michigan coach Johnny Orr dies at 86
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:37:14 GMT —
Longtime former basketball coach Johnny Orr
has died at 86.
His death was confirmed Tuesday by Iowa State, where
Orr led the Cyclones to a school-record 218 wins from 1980 until 1994.
spent 29 seasons as a Division I coach. Twelve of them were at Michigan, where he guided the Wolverines to the national title game in 1976. He spent three seasons at Massachusetts.
He finished with a career record of 466-346 and 10 NCAA tournament appearances.
, who was born in Taylorville, Ill., is survived by his wife, Romie, and daughters Jennifer, Leslie and Rebecca.
Funeral arrangements are pending.