Wake coach Skip Prosser dead at 56

by July 26, 2007

Wake Forest men’s basketball coach Skip Prosser died today when jogging. He was 56.

For those who don’t remember what he did for both the college and, in turn, the pro game, he helped develop Chris Paul into one of the best point guards of the modern era. That led to a pair of NCAA tourney runs over the next couple of years. He also coached the first two of the new breed of the NCAA small forwards: Josh Howard, who would go onto win ACC Player of the Year, and James Posey, while at Xavier.
Sometimes you don’t remember who breeds the most change until we have to write the eulogy. Today we write the eulogy.