- Associated Press - Friday, December 24, 2010

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Former Clemson baseball coach Bill Wilhelm, who led the Tigers to more than 1,100 wins and six College World Series appearances, has died.

The school says Wilhelm died Friday morning at Oconee Memorial Hospital at age 81. A cause of death was not given.

Wilhelm coached the Tigers from 1958 to 1993 and never had a losing season, finishing with a record of 1161-536-10.

Current Clemson coach Jack Leggett says Wilhelm built a strong foundation for the Tigers baseball program and was kind enough to share his wisdom about the sport after he took over.

Wilhelm took six teams to the College World Series, including the 1991 team that set the school record with 60 wins. He also won 11 Atlantic Coast Conference titles.