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Former Belmont Baseball Coach Dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Officials from the Belmont University athletics department said that former head baseball coach Dave Whitten has passed away. He was 84-years-old.

Whitten lead the baseball department for nearly 30 years and during that time lead the team to eight VSAC/TCAC division titles and three straight conference titles from 1975-1977. According to the Belmont student newspaper he ended his coaching career with a record of 655-453.

Whitten was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998 and was one of three charter members of the Belmont Athletic Hall of Fame .

"Coach Whitten was one of the kindest, most wonderful gentlemen you'd ever want to meet. His passion for baseball was unmistakable, and his love of Nashville and Belmont University was unquestioned. He was truly a first-class individual in every way. Coach Whitten enriched the lives of so many, and he will be missed greatly," said Belmont Athletic Director Mike Strickland.

Funeral arrangements have not been set.

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