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Former Duke basketball coach Neill McGeachy dies at 75

Neill McGeachy at Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2002.
Neill McGeachy at Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2002.

Neill McGeachy, a former Duke basketball coach, has died, according to a tweet from his daughter, Ashley Fox. He was 75.

McGeachy was the head coach of the Blue Devils during the 1973-74 season, compiling a 10-16 overall mark and finishing 2-10 and in seventh place in the ACC. McGeachy was a Duke assistant coach under Bucky Waters for two seasons before replacing Waters. McGeachy was replaced by Bill Foster.

McGeachy, who was born in Charlotte and graduated from Lenior-Rhyne in 1965, also had assistant coaching jobs with Davidson (under Terry Holland) and Wake Forest.

McGeachy returned to Lenior-Rhyne in 2002 as its athletic director and retired in 2016 after becoming ill. Before going back to Lenoir-Rhyne he spent five years as a director of marketing with the United States Tennis Association Southern Section in Atlanta. He also founded and ran Sugar Creek Enterprises, Inc. a sports promotions company for 20 years.

Fox is a former ESPN analyst.

This is a developing story.

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