Mick Cronin Statement on the Passing of Charlie Coles

June 7, 2013

Following is a statement from University of Cincinnati men's basketball head coach Mick Cronin on the passing of former Miami (Ohio) head coach Charlie Coles:

"On behalf of the University of Cincinnati, my staff and family I want to offer condolences to Mrs. Coles and the rest of the family on the passing of my friend Coach Charlie Coles. He was a great coach and an even better person. Coach had the ability to make everyone smile and always wanted to help those around him. I consider myself lucky to have known him and his passing is a tremendous loss for the coaching community."