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Concord to honor ex-coach Don Christie at service

ATHENS, W.Va. (AP) -- Concord University's athletic department will conduct a memorial service for former men's basketball coach and athletic director Don Christie.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carter Center on the Concord campus in Athens.

Christie died April 13 at age 83.

He was the basketball coach at Salem College for 17 seasons and at Concord from 1978 to 1989. He led Concord to two West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships. His 387 career victories rank third in WVIAC history.

He also was Concord's athletic director from 1989 until 1998.

Christie was inducted into the Salem College Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Concord University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

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