Jim Killingsworth, Winning TCU Basketball Coach, Dead At 83

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FORT WORTH -- Funeral is scheduled for Friday in Glen Rose for former Texas Christian University men's basketball coach Jim Killingsworth.

Killingsworth died yesterday in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, hospital of
complications of a stroke suffered last month at his home in the
Tulsa suburb of Owasso. He was 83.

Killingsworth coached the Horned Frogs from 1979 through 1987.
T-C-U had won just three of 48 Southwest Conference games over the
previous three seasons.

In 1981, he led the Horned Frogs to their first winning season
in ten years, played in the NIT in 1983 and won back-to-back SWC
crowns in 1986 and 1987. In the process, his teams earned the
nickname "Killer Frogs."

The 1987 team beat Marshall in the N-C-A-A Tournament first
round before falling to Notre Dame in the second. Killingsworth
retired two days after the loss with a 130-and-106 record in eight
seasons.