Alumnus and Former Men's Basketball Coach Dan French '56 MS '64, Has Passed Away

Coach French was a friend and mentor to many.

Aloha kaua,

Alumnus, standout athlete and former head men's basketball coach Dan French '56 MS '64 passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

According to his son Little Dan, Big Dan went to lie down and never woke up.  

Big Dan and Varina '56 MS '65 have always been a big part of my Pacific Ohana. They were my professors and mentors.  Little Dan lived with Hans and I for a couple of months in Mililani in 1974.   

Big Dan offered me my first real job, Manager of the new (back then) Pacific Athletic Center.  

The life lesson I learned from Big Dan - If you don't like something, quit complaining and do something about it.

Posted by Joe Lang ( on Nov 16, 2012 at 5:48 PM

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