Ed Crenshaw, former basketball star and St. Dominic High School coach, is remembered with a visitation today.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Crenshaw passed away on Tuesday at the age of 78.
As O'Fallon Patch previously reported, Crenshaw was battling Alzheimer's and was under the care of hospice in recent years.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Crenshaw's visitation is Friday, Sept. 28 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at William C. Harris Funeral Directors, 9825 Halls Ferry Rd. The funeral is Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church, 6403 Clemens Avenue, in University City.
Crenshaw coached basketball at St. Dominic High School for 14 years in the '60s and '70s.
Friends and teammates previously told O'Fallon Patch, Crenshaw was a very tolerant person who loved the kids, and was respected by his players.
Crenshaw coached at the school from 1960 until 1974, when he left for University City High School, where he coached until 1994. He amassed a career record of 677 wins and 266 losses, ranking among the top 10 all-time in wins for Missouri coaches.
He also starred at Sumner High School and played his entire collegiate career at Quincy, where he still ranks among all-time leaders in several categories. In 2010, St. Dominic opened their new multi-purpose gymnasium and presented Crenshaw Court, in honor of former coach Ed Crenshaw.
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