Former Boston College Coach Cathy Inglese Passes Away

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Longtime women's college basketball coach Cathy Inglese died Wednesday, a week after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a fall. She was 60.

Inglese's family announced her death in a statement posted by her sister Nancy Inglese on Facebook.

Inglese was head coach from 1993 to 2008 at Boston College, where she led the Eagles to the NCAA Sweet 16 three times. Boston College won the 2004 Big East tournament under Inglese.

"It's such a sad day for our Boston College community with Cathy's passing," Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement. "Cathy had a tremendously positive influence on the student-athletes she coached at BC and led our program to championship heights. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends."

Inglese was also a head coach from 1986 to '93 at Vermont, where her team had undefeated regular seasons in 1992 and 1993, and at Rhode Island from 2009 to '14.