College basketball coach Royce Waltman dead at 72

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – Royce Waltman, former Indiana State head coach, assistant Indiana University basketball coach and color analyst has died.

According to the Indiana State men’s basketball official Twitter account, Waltman died Monday night after a lengthy illness. He was 72 years old.

Indiana University coach Tom Crean released this statement about Waltman’s passing.

“In just learning of the passing of Coach Waltman, we have profound sadness and feel for his wife, Carole and everyone in his family.  Royce was a very special person who gave so much to the game of basketball and without question impacted everyone he coached, worked with and supported…In getting to know Royce here, I was incredibly fortunate to have become his friend. The genuine respect he would impart on me and the program was heartfelt and will always be remembered.”

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