JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Former Jacksonville State athletic
director Jerry Cole has died.

Cole died Monday after a long illness. He was 74.

President William Meehan says Cole built the athletics program
at Jacksonville State.

A graduate of the school, Cole was in charge of the athletics
department during all six of Jacksonville State's national
championships in football, baseball, basketball and gymnastics
during the late 1980s and early 90s.

A memorial service is planned for Cole in the Gamecock Center on Dec. 29.

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