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Farewell to Coach Prosser
Farewell to Coach Prosser

Wake Forest bid an emotional farewell to Skip Prosser on July 31. During a two-hour funeral mass that was more about faith, family and friendships than basketball, he was remembered for his outstanding character, his love for family, and the impact he had on countless lives, on and off the basketball court.


'An extraordinary ambassador'
Nathan Hatch

"Wake Forest is profoundly grateful for the gifts that this remarkable man displayed as he walked among us," said President Nathan O. Hatch at Skip Prosser's funeral. Also read the homily by Father Jude DeAngelo, Catholic campus minister.


Remembering Skip Prosser
Skip Prosser

From those who knew him when he was just starting out in West Virginia; to fans at Xavier; to Wake Forest students and alumni; even to Tar Heels and Hookies: Skip Prosser touched countless lives.

Senators Burr and Dole send condolences
North Carolina Senators Richard Burr ('78) and Elizabeth Dole's letters of condolence to President Nathan O. Hatch.

Skip Prosser dies unexpectedly
Skip Prosser died July 26 following a massive heart attack. "It's hard to imagine this community without him," University President Nathan O. Hatch said.

Wellman reflects on Prosser's life
Athletics director Ron Wellman reflected on the life of Skip Prosser during a news conference July 26. "Skip Prosser was much more than a coach," he said.

College hoops loses a true gem
"It's always a beautiful day in the forest of Wake," Skip Prosser once quipped. July 26 was not a beautiful day when the world of sports lost a true gem.

Coaching fraternity reeling
The reason Skip Prosser was so beloved by his peers was that he was genuine. He was honest. He seemed to be real.

Skip Prosser's biography
George Edward Prosser III was born in 1950 in Carnegie, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and two sons, Scott and Mark.

Prosser named head coach in 2001 [PDF]
After seven seasons as head coach at Xavier, Skip Prosser was named head coach at Wake Forest in 2001. "He is a great basketball coach and beyond that he is a great person," athletics director Ron Wellman said in announcing the hiring of Prosser.

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