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Ricky Byrdsong

Crime victim

Died when: 43 years 9 days (516 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

Ricky Byrdsong (June 24, 1956 – July 3, 1999) was an American college basketball coach and insurance executive.He served as the head men's basketball coach at the University of Detroit Mercy (1988–1993) and Northwestern University (1993–1997), compiling a career coaching record of 89–163.

Byrdsong was the first African American head coach of the Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball program.On July 2, 1999, he was shot at 8:52 pm in a hate crime killing spree.

He died at 12:42 am on July 3, 1999.

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