Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/7/14
Legendary Missouri State and Saint Louis University basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 72 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina after a long battle with lung complications. Coach Spoonhour had been in and out of the hospital for the past couple of years after receiving a lung transplant in 2010. He had been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. According to close family friend Bob Ramsey, Jay Spoonhour said his father died peacefully this morning surrounded by his family and was able to spend his final moments with them at the family's condo near Raleigh-Durham, N.C. He had returned home from the hospital just a couple of days before. Spoon, as he was more commonly known, spent 19 seasons on the bench with Missouri State, Saint Louis and UNLV compiling a 373-202 overall record with eight NCAA Tournament appearances. Spoonhours first nine season as a head coach were spent at Southwest Missouri State, now known as Missouri State, a...
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