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Alcorn remembers Coach Whitney

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
A memorial service was held Saturday for former legendary Alcorn State University Head Basketball Coach Davey Whitney.

Services were held in the complex that bears his name on the Lorman Campus.

University officials, family and colleagues came together to celebrate the life of the coach affectionately called "The Wiz".

His nearly five decades long coaching career was honored with musical tributes, remembrances and a video reflection of his accomplishments.

"In my time here each and every year, he signed the best players around the State of Mississippi and in this day and time now I don't know if all these guys would have come to Alcorn. It was a blessing, and I'm very honored to have the opportunity to talk about Coach Whitney," said former player Richard Horton.

Whitney died May 10th at his home in Biloxi at the age of 85.

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