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Former basketball coach Baldwin passes away at 90

Hall of Fame coach won 961 games in 45 years at BCC, BU

December 9, 2011

Former basketball coach Baldwin passes away at 90

Baldwin Hall of Fame plaque text

Sports Illustrated article in 1994

Press & Sun-Bulletin article from Dec. 9

Contact: John Hartrick (

VESTAL, N.Y.—Former Binghamton University men’s basketball coach Dick Baldwin passed away Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 90. Baldwin coached 45 years and amassed an incredible 961 wins - the first 879 coming in 40 years for nearby Broome Community College.

In 1991, Baldwin was hired out of retirement to take over a struggling BU men’s basketball program. In five seasons, his Colonials notched 82 wins and produced the three most successful seasons in the program’s Division III history, highlighted by a 23-7 campaign in 1993-94. He was inducted into BU’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006 and also is a member of the NJCAA and New York State Basketball Halls of Fame.

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