I did not know Neil at all, but I have just read the media coverage surrounding his death and when I saw his age, I was stunned into silence. I am sincerely saddened and at age 50 myself, it also makes me think of my own mortality. My deepest sympathy to his wife and children. Head African-American Division I college coaches at major schools are rare and he was a tremendous asset to the game and community I am sure. He will be truly missed - even from those of us watching from afar. RIP Neil (1961-2011).