Former Hofstra coach Butch van Breda Kolff dead at 84 -

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What basketball coach Butch van Breda Kolff could not accomplish with NBA superstars Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, he achieved with Hofstra. Full Story
Frank Barning

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Aug 23, 2007
Butch was "a piece of work". That is a phrase he often used when he coached at Hofstra in the early 1960s when I knew him. He was a great coach, a fabulous character and a charismatic figure.

Butch lit up a room, was a wonderful story teller and is one of the most memorable people I have ever had the privilege to be around. He was the real Flying Dutchman.

Frank Barning, Las Vegas
Hofstra 1964

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