Obituary: Vincent C. Cazzetta, taught Sports Studies

Vincent C. Cazzetta, 79, of Hartford, Conn., who once taught in the Sport Studies Department, died May 4.

A legendary basketball coach at Seattle University, Cazzetta compiled a 96-39 record between 1959 and 1963 when he resigned in a dispute with the athletic director over control of the basketball program.

After leaving Seattle, he became an assistant coach at Rhode Island and later coached the Pittsburgh Pipers of the American Basketball Association to the league title in 1968.

He later served as a sales representative for athletic shoe companies and served as a part-time visiting lecturer in Sport Studies from 1988-93. He was also a scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Toronto Raptors.