Former UT men's basketball coach Bob Nichols dies

3/31/2013
BLADE STAFF
Bob Nichols
Bob Nichols

Legendary University of Toledo men's basketball coach Bob Nichols died Saturday.

He was 82.

Nichols collapsed Thursday while walking in Toledo, according to one of his former players.

Nichols (377-211) is the winningest coach in Mid-American Conference history. He won five MAC titles in a 22-year career that ended in 1987. Nichols was MAC coach of the year three times.

Nichols lettered three years as a Rockets player and captained the 1952-53 team.