Rollie Massimino, coach of the 1985 National Champion Villanova, has passed away at 82 years old, per New York Daily News.

Massimino led Villanova to an improbable title win over Patrick Ewing’s Georgetown, moving through the tournament as the No. 8 seed over Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina.

He coached for Villanova from 1973 until 1992.

Massimino is a College Basketball Hall of Famer and 355 wins at Villanova. He also coached at Nevada-Las Vegas, Cleveland State and Keiser.

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