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11 - "Skip" Prosser '72
"Skip" Prosser '72
Title: HOF Class of '11

George Edward “Skip” Prosser was a letterman with the Kings Point basketball team.  Though, not the Academy’s leading scorer, it was his qualities of honesty, integrity, and determination that served Prosser throughout his basketball career.  After receiving his USMMA degree, he went on to earn a Master’s in education and to become one of the most respected basketball coaches in the NCAA.  He is the only coach in NCAA Championship history to lead three different schools to the tournament in his first season at each institution (Loyola, MD; Xavier, & Wake Forest).  He compiled a career record of 291-146 in his 14 years as a head coach at the Division-I level. 

Prosser put together a 126-68 record in his six seasons with the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest and led the team to five post-season appearances, which included trips to the NCAA Championships.  As head coach, he also led the program to its first-ever number one ranking and a school-record 27 wins in 2004-05.  Additionally, Prosser was named ACC Coach of the Year in 2003.  The Skip Prosser ’72 Achievement Award was created to honor Prosser, who believed in “Service Before Self” and exemplified the USMMA motto, “Acta Non Verba.”  He passed away on July 26, 2007 of a sudden heart attack.