Basketball Long Beach State Obituary

OBITUARY: Tex Winter’s Passing Cuts Another Long Beach State Tie To Glory Days

Image from Basketball in Long Beach; Tex Winter draws a play on the hardwood.This story features excerpts and a photo from Basketball in Long Beach, available in bookstores, online, or from the authors. Additional reporting by Chris Trevino. Former Long Beach State men’s basketball coach Tex Winter passed away Wednesday at the age of 96; […]

Basketball Long Beach State Obituary

Obituary: Former Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Coach Tex Winter

One man is known for being the architect of the famed triangle offense, and he coached five seasons at Long Beach State. Legendary coach Tex Winter died on Wednesday evening at age 96. His is survived by his wife, Nancy, his sons Chris, Brian, and Russ, and three grandchildren. Winter coached the LBSU men’s basketball team […]

Long Beach Poly Obituary

Willie Brown’s Memorial Honors One Of Long Beach’s Best

Friday’s memorial for Long Beach Poly football, basketball, and baseball legend Willie Brown began, fittingly, with a round of applause. The memorial took place in the Poly auditorium and, as the pastor pointed out, Brown was accustomed to hearing cheers as he crossed the line into the end zone or rounded third and headed towards […]

Long Beach Poly Obituary

OBITUARY: Willie Brown Had Special Career, Impact In Long Beach

Long Beach Poly fans lost a special member of their community last week, and the city lost one of its greatest ever athletes. Poly alum and 1959 CIF Football Player of the Year Willie Brown passed away due to complications from cancer at the age of 76. Brown is survived by his wife, Carole, son, […]

Obituary Wilson

Wilson Bids Goodbye To Bob Ballack, Bob Bailey

Sunday was a somber day to be a Bruin, as the Wilson athletic community said goodbye to a pair of local legends during simultaneous memorials across town from each other for Bob Ballack and Bob Bailey. Bailey was a legendary baseball star at Wilson who passed away in early January at the age of 75. […]