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Legendary Princeton coach Pete Carril dies at age 92

Pete Carril, the long-time head coach of the Princeton Tigers and an innovator in college basketball, passed away on Monday at the age of 92. Carril is a member of both the Naismith HOF and National College Basketball HOF and is renowned for perfecting the “Princeton offense” during his 29 seasons at the helm.

“The Carril family is sad to report that Coach Peter J. Carril passed away peacefully this morning,” read a statement from the Carril family. “We kindly ask that you please respect our privacy at this time as we process our loss and handle necessary arrangements. More information will be forthcoming in the following days.”

Carril won 514 games and 13 Ivy League titles at Princeton, reaching the NCAA Tournament 11 times. His Tigers also twice played in the NIT, winning the whole thing in 1975.

The Pennsylvania-native played for four years at Lafayette and got his first college coaching job at Lehigh in 1966. He went 11-12 in his lone season with the program before moving on to Princeton in 1967.

Notable members of the Pete Carril Coaching Tree include John Thompson III, Bill Carmody, Chris Mooney, Craig Robinson, Mike Brennan, Sydney Johnson and current Princeton head coach Mitch Henderson.


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