- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for longtime Xavier University of Louisiana men’s basketball coach Eugene Dennis “Denny” Alexander.

The university, in a news release Wednesday, confirmed Alexander died Tuesday in Michigan. A cause of death was not announced. He was 70.

Alexander coached the Gold Rush from 1978-90 and set a school record for career victories with 212. His teams won three Gulf Coast Athletic Conference championships and made two NAIA national tournament appearances.

Alexander was a three-time GCAC Coach of the Year and also served as Xavier’s director of athletics.

Services will be held Sept. 16 in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan.

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