Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 2/1/12
Charlie Spoonhour - the former coach at Missouri State, St. Louis and UNLV - has died. He was 72. Chuck Harker, the funeral director at Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill, says Spoonhour died Wednesday. Spoonhour was a popular coach known for his homespun humor and oncourt success. He was diagnosed in 2010 with a lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which required a transplant at Duke University Medical Center. Spoonhour spent nine seasons at Missouri State, then known as Southwest Missouri State, and went 197-81 with five NCAA tournament appearances. He left for St. Louis in 1992, compiling a 122-90 record in seven seasons with three NCAA appearances. He retired briefly then returned to coaching at UNLV, going 54-31 in three seasons. He retired following the 2003-04 season.
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