Jack Pyrah, longtime cross country and track coach at Villanova, has died at age 88.
Pyrah worked with many of Villanova's greatest runners, including Marty Liquori, Eamonn Coughlan, Sydney Maree and current coach Marcus O'Sullivan.
"Jack was a great example to the athletes on the Villanova team," O'Sullivan said in a statement issued by the university. "He was a huge inspiration to me as both a runner and a coach. His loyalty and dedication to Villanova was unmatched . . . We will truly miss having Jack's presence around the Villanova track and field program."