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Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Wake Forest picks Prosser

Xavier coach leaves for Atlantic Coast Conference school

April 25, 2001

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— Skip Prosser, who helped turn Xavier into a perennial postseason tournament team, was chosen to replace Dave Odom as head coach at Wake Forest.

"We are extremely pleased to have Skip Prosser as our head basketball coach," Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman said Tuesday. "Skip is not only one of the premier coaches in the game today, but he is an outstanding person who will represent Wake Forest University well."

In seven years at Xavier, Prosser took the Musketeers to the NCAA tournament four times and to the NIT twice. Prosser said Tuesday his new home reminds him of his old one.

"That's why I was so attracted to Wake Forest. It's a lot like Xavier: small school, great academics, great program," Prosser said.

Prosser, 50, met Tuesday with Xavier's president, the Rev. Michael Graham, and athletic director Mike Bobinski prior to making his decision.

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