Randy Tuggle Obituary — Greensboro College and the network are grieving the demise of Pride ladies’ ball mentor Randy Tuggle following a two-year fight with pancreatic malignant growth.
Tuggle, whose 198 triumphs are the most in program history, passed on Thursday at age 62, the school reported.
Tuggle drove Greensboro to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and earned mentor of the year from the USA South and D3Hoops.com. Greensboro won seven ordinary season and five competition titles in the USA South.
“Randy was a long-lasting companion and associate, who roused the young ladies he instructed, however everybody in the Greensboro College people group,” Pride games chief Kim Strable said in a news discharge.
Katie Lewis, a senior from Pleasant Garden on the 2019-20 Pride group, said in February that Tuggle has been a motivation for the players, who thusly attempted to rouse him.
“We have an extraordinary person for a mentor,” she told News and Record feature writer Ed Hardin. “I have a great deal of regard for him. With all he has going on in his life, he remains consistent with his promise, coming to practice and games and supporting us despite the fact that we as a whole realize he’s experiencing difficult stretches. We attempt to get him out, to keep his psyche off of things.”
After his finding, Tuggle carried attention to pancreatic malignant growth and shared his story, in any event, calling his fight fulfilling.
“I’ve said this various occasions, yet as much as I don’t need disease, it’s been a gift for me,” Tuggle said in February. “God has given me that what I’ve done in my life has had an effect people despite everything need to associate with me. They let me know ‘Continue onward,’ and I know whether I don’t continue onward, these individuals are going to beat me down.”
Tuggle moved on from Northwest Guilford and played at UNCG, helping the Spartans arrive at the NCAA Tournament and filling in as a group commander as a senior. He joined Greensboro College in 2002 as an associate ladies’ ball mentor, close by cousin Jason Tuggle, and became lead trainer starting in 2009-10.
Tuggle is made due by his better half, Susan; girl, Lauren Childrey (Ryan); grandkids, Ella and Kennedy; and child, Jimmy Duck.