Widow of Charlie Spoonhour starts scholarship fund

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — The widow of former men’s basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour has established a scholarship fund in his honor at Missouri State University.

Spoonhour was head coach at the school in Springfield from 1983 to 1992 before moving to Saint Louis University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He died in February 2012.

His widow, Vicki Spoonhour, said she created the fund for the university’s men’s program because the school gave her husband his first Division I coaching job and the couple made many friends in Springfield. The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/JwdWxR) she declined to say how much she donated.

Spoonhour compiled a 197-81 record at Missouri State, which was then known as Southwest Missouri State, while leading the Bears to five NCAA Tournament appearances.

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