Friday, January 13, 2012

RIP Jack Heron

Longtime Sacramento State head coach Jack Heron passed away on Tuesday at his home in Wyoming.

Heron was associated with Sacramento State basketball for more than 20 years, as both a player (1949-50) and coach (1964-84). In 1964, he joined head coach Ev Shelton’s staff as the head junior varsity coach before taking over the varsity reigns in 1968 when Shelton retired.

Heron served as head coach from 1968-78, and 1979-84, missing the final eight games of the 1977-78 season and all of 1978-79 because of eye surgery. During his tenure as head coach, he led the Hornets to three conference championships (1969-70, 1971-72 and 1976-77) and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 1969-70.
Our thoughts go out to Heron's family and friends.

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