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May 14, 2014
Skip you was a good man and a great coach, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.........peace!
December 10, 2013
Hey Skipper! I am enjoying setting up my Christmastime drive from Florida to Winchester, VA to Cincinnati, OH via Rock Hill, SC. I want to see the Winthrop Eagles play and see Mark and Pat in action. It's at home against Wofford so there is added potential drama in the house. I will do my best to forward the initiative to produce the legacy film I am inspired to make. With this country and the world in a moral spiraling nose-dive, the people need stories and individuals that bring hope, light and love. Thanks for you reassuring guidance that this will manifest some how even in the personnel muck and mire it appears to be stuck in. I ask for your help by placing a little extra wind in my sails as I attend the next iteration of the Skip Prosser Classic between Wake and Xavier. At this time I am ultra sensitive to indications given to speak clearly, truthfully and articulate well what I am trying to accomplish. I hope to meet influential people in Cincy and will come away with renewed strength and vision. I know that I will tip a few pints on your behalf at Hap's with those there that are very fond of you. In advance, I say 'Cheers and Thanks' to you. I hope little Declan contains a lot of the positive gifts you were blessed with and the heart, mind and energy to serve others with them. For him alone, I want to make this film. Pax.
July 25, 2011
Greetings Skipper! On this special day I'm thinking of you as I work late in the editing room. Thanks for your occasional indications of how to proceed with sharing your story for the highest good of others. I remain enthusiastic that with your high-level guidance, all the pieces will come together whereby your inspirational story can be shared with an audience that needs it. Regardless, I am so honored and blessed to have known you since the days you attended Kings Point and being your guest at your last ACC victory over Georgia Tech in the conference tournament in Tampa. I guess your last win was over in Kuwait at Operation Hardware. It's fitting to learn that you shared that you got more out of the experience than that of the soldiers. What a great example of receiving more than one gives! From what your military team has said about meeting and playing for you in that short time is nothing short of amazing. Go figure! Thanks for being such a positive beacon of light to help us all find our ways and be the very best we can be. Having known you and to find out quite a bit more having interviewed so many people now, my life's path is better lit. Peace be with you Skip wherever you may be at this time.
February 22, 2009
Hey Skip! Thinking of you this late Sunday morning as the Deacs head to Duke for a very pivotal game this evening. Your authentic friendship with Dino shows in his winning ways and his focus on 'the kids'. You have passed such benevolence forward and now we must take our 'ability to respond' similarly in a caring and kind 'response-able' manner. I hope you can enjoy tonight's victory.
December 07, 2008
I grew up watching Wake Forest basketball as a kid and teenager. Starting back with Tim Duncan but when I grew older in my early teens Skip became the coach of the Demon Deacons. I worked hard through school and tried my hardest for so many years to go to Wake Forest to meet Skip because I thought he was a great man. It was a two weeks before I sent off my early application to Wake that Skip passed away. I'm sad that as I am a Wake Forest student today that I will never truly know the man that was so great not only to the Wake Forest Nation but to everyday people in everyday situations in his everyday life. Skip Prosser embodies everything that I want to be as a person...honest, humble, witty, open-minded. It's because of Skip that I've tried so hard to get to where I am today and that I will continue to try hard everyday for the rest of my life.

Thank you Skip for what you've done for me, you never knew me and I never knew you, but I hope that someday we can meet.
July 27, 2008
Well Skip; it's been a year now and we all still miss you!!! I don't think Demon Deacon Basketball will ever be quite the same without you. You are and will always be forever in our Hearts. God Speed my Friend!!!!
Melinda Leonard
July 26, 2008
It has been one year ago today that Skip Prosser has died. I cant believe it and am still in shock over everything. I miss not seeing his leadership on the court and know that the wake forest teams from here on out will play with more heart and strength since this has happened. RIP Skip I will miss you dearly
May 23, 2008
Skip and my husband Henry started their teaching and coaching careers together at Linsley Military Institute in 1972. Skip went on to coach college basketball and Henry coached high school football. He was always so excited to hear about Skip's successes and would say, "hey I knew that guy when…" He was very excited to follow his career. So both of our guys loved coaching and did a great job. Henry and Skip started their careers together and ironically, both ended their careers at the same time. My husband Henry passed away one week before Skip, under the same circumstances, a totally unexpected cardiac arrest with no prior symptoms. We have three adult children, 2 boys and a girl. If anyone can empathize and understand your pain, we certainly can. Please know how sorry we are that you have had to go through this. I guess all we can do is take one day at a time. I'd like to hear from you if you wish to contact me at jan.r.bruno@gmail.com.
May 22, 2008
It'll be a year come July that we lost coach Prosser. Everytime I think of Wake Forest, I think of him. Coach Prosser was more than just a basketball coach. He was a friend. I am now up north at Villanova for grad school, and I have never once seen Jay Wright on campus. Nor could I pick him out of a line-up. But just about everyday while at Wake I saw Coach Prosser- whether it was in front of the Pit or in the Miller Center, he was there.

In the long run, the game of basketball seems so trivial. Yes, Coach led us to some great wins and the NCAA Sweet Sixteen- but I don't remember him for that. I remember Coach Prosser for who he was as a person, and what he gave back to the Wake Forest community- which is far greater than some wins. I miss Coach Prosser dearly, and although I was never close to him, he holds a very special place in my heart.

We love and miss you, Coach. May you rest in peace.
March 29, 2008
Nancy..i met you when we were on jury duty several years ago..we spoke as nurses having a common bond..I did not know your husband but my heart and prayers went out to you when his untimely death occured.. now i am in the same situation...any advice from you on how i function would be appreciated..
December 31, 2007
When Coach Prosser passed away I read Seth Davis' article in SI.com. He related a story when the Coach and he were walking to lunch and some Wake students said hello and stated, "beautiful day". Coach Prosser responded, "it's always a beautiful day in the forest of Wake." Last Thursday, in route to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, my wife and I walked around campus. It was a sunny day (in contrast to the next three cloudy days). All I could remember was, "its always a beautiful day in the forest of Wake". And then on Saturday, when Riley Skinner hit a couple of long passes, I thought of another Skipism, when he would tell Coach Grobe, "when in doubt, go deep."

We miss you Coach..
November 25, 2007
I miss you Skip. Wake basketball games are just not the same without seeing you on the sidelines.
November 21, 2007
I had the honour of meeting Coach Prosser a couple of times, more recently when he came to Scotland to hold basketball coaching clinics. He was such a passionate coach and a real credit to the game of basketball but more than that he was a genuine and fun guy to be around. My thoughts go out to his family and to all who will miss him dearly.
October 16, 2007
Never having the opportunity to meet Mr Prosser, I have had the opportunity to talk to many fellow Carnegie(ans)who knew Mr. Prosser well, and talked what a great person he truly was. I am going to present to Carnegie Borough to have a Skip Prosser Day. If anyone deserved such a recommendation it truly should be Skip Prosser! May the family of Mr. Prosser have the heartfelt sympathy of his hometown of Carnegie,Pa
August 22, 2007
Reading all of the condolences and thoughts about Skip show what a great guy he was. I had him for history class at Wheeling Central Catholic HS and have watched him with pride ever since. It's a terrible loss to the students at WF who will miss out on his leadership in life and basketball.
August 22, 2007
Jo, Cindy, Nancy, Scott, & Mark..
GOD has finally chosen A MAN WITH THE ULTIMATE IN CLASS, INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER. I am sure SKIP was chosen by GOD on purpose. I think GOD wants to win Basketball Games, and has asked Skip to be his Head Coach.
August 15, 2007
We shall always remember Coach Skip Prosser and his wife, Nancy, setting with us in the rain at Oxford, Mississippi last year watching the Deacons defeat Ole Miss. This was an indication of what kind of person he was. Also, Mrs. Nancy Prosser shall always be a part of the Wake Forest family.

Jack & Shirley Webster
August 13, 2007
It has taken me a while to come to this point. Since Coach Prosser died I have been reading the tributes here and I havenot been able to understand the profound sadness I have felt. It is far deeper than would be expected by the death of almost any person that I have not met. And yet, it is there. After reading through the tributes several times, many of those tributes by students that I knew in my time at Wake, I began to understand. The outpouring is not just because a good man has died before his time. Skip Prosser was more to us than a good and caring man or a great basketball coach. Skip Prosser embodied all that we love about Wake Forest. We who are alumni, or students, or parents understand that Wake Forest has a place in our hearts that is beyond explanation. To me – to us – Wake represents a boldness of vision and purity of purpose underpinned with unimpeachable character. That was Skip Prosser. He was Ed Wilson or Ed Christman in basketball shoes. He was Wake Forest.

Charles Decker 71
August 12, 2007
I met Coach a couple of years ago at a fundraiser. He was very kind and took time to speak with so many people when they all wanted a chance to meet him. Each person seemed important to him. It was amazing when I saw him 3 months later and he remembered my name. Such a class act. His presence will be greatly missed, his absence greatly felt, but the memories will last forever. Grace and peace to the family.
August 10, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
August 10, 2007
My condolences to Skip's wife and to Mark and Scott. It was a pleasure to have been able to spend time teachging with Skip and having Mark and Sott in class. They were all gentlemen. Skip was a first rate teacher and a dedicated coach. I can think of few people who worked as hard as he and Dino did. He deserves every accolade and credit he received. I know those of us who spent time with him at Wheeling Central will surely miss him.
August 09, 2007
I remember him as a teacher first, from wheeling central catholic. Wow, just hard to believe. My condolences to his family.
August 09, 2007
We will never forget Skip's kindness. Our prayers are with the Prosser family.
August 07, 2007
I met Coach when myself and some of my coaching collegues decided while at a Duke Clinic we would make a visit to Wake Forest. Being with two people that knew Skip from their five star days he immediately invited us all into his war room with his assistant coaches. Instead of worrying about the interview he had to get ready for on ESPN he was more concerned with a bunch of high school coaches. Skip was truly one of the good guys in the profession and will be missed.
August 07, 2007
My sincerest condolences to the Prosser family and the Wake Forest community. Please know that those of us who love Wake Forest and are holding you close to our hearts and in our prayers...my Demon Deacon flags flew in Rockingham as a tribute to Skip.
August 07, 2007
I met Coach Prosser at a coaching clinic and he spent a few minutes answering my questions afterword. He was very respectful of high school coaches and I appreciated the time he spent with me. I admired how he climbed through the coaching ranks. I also had the priviledge of attending a practice in 2003 at WFU and he was very welcoming. His family is in my prayers.
August 06, 2007
Thoughts and prayers to the Prosser family. A true leader, that happened to be a great basketball coach.

Wheeling Central Catholic - 1986
August 06, 2007
To the Prosser Family:

I had the privilege of meeting Skip at a Scouting banquet a few years back, and just last year at Borders in Winston-Salem. He was such a personable individual, and took the time to smile and say "hi". Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time!
August 06, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 06, 2007
No one can understand the real significance of the loss of such a leader and well respected coach and person like Coach Prosser. But, to move on in his memory and with all the fundamentals and aspirations he had in place would be the greatest tribute to the man and the university he represented than anything that currently is being considered. The best Wake Forest can be and the athletes Coach Prosser had in place, and assembled for the future, is truly what this great man would hope to see as the greatest tribute to his legacy and to him as a role model.
August 05, 2007
My heart prayers go out for you and your family. There is no way to fill the void in your life but time.
August 05, 2007
I send my prayers to Skip's family and friends, I am the cousin of Josh Howard and it truly hurt our family to hear about himj leaving us! Be Blessed We Love you all and remember he is smiling down upon us!
August 05, 2007
We send our thoughts and prayers to the Prosser and Wake families. We have poured over the many tributes to this wonderful man and know he will be missed by so many. Wake will find another basketball coach at some point, but there will never be another Skip Prosser--his character and the quality of the man can not be replaced. Thanks for all the great memories. Wake '64
August 05, 2007
MAY THE ANGELS BLESS ALL OF YOU I WAS VERY SAD TO HEAR OF COACH PASSING BUT GOD ONLY TAKE THE BEST
August 04, 2007
Deepest sympathy to Nancy who was the love of Skip's life. I remember standing with Skip after a basketball banquet when he looked across the room at Nancy and said, "Isn't she beautiful? Don't you just love her?" Skip's face would light up at just the mention of her name.
August 04, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and WFU Community at this difficult time. We miss you Skip.
August 03, 2007
Although I did not know Coach Prosser personal but when I meet him or greeted him anywhere, he was always smiling and friendly. My prayers and thoughts are with the prosser family.
August 03, 2007
Wow, unbelieveable that such a prominent leader has passed. Skip, I will always remember you for being at the helm at X. The City of Cincinnati is forever grateful for having the opportunity to know you and share your successes. Rest well Skip. You are missed.
August 03, 2007
Dear Jo Prosser and Family,
With prayers and heartfelt sympathy to you upon the loss of Skip.
Estelle Musico (Carnegie Latin teacher) "VALE, Skip,cum amore"
August 03, 2007
Coach you will be missed The Wake Forest and Prosser Families will be missed. We are running a sticker in honor of coach on our race car at Bowman Gray #98 Stadium Stock
August 03, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 02, 2007
Dear Nancy, Mark, Scott, Cindy Jo and "Mom" Prosser,
Our hearts ache for you. Although Skip was a wonderful coach, and a wonderful man, his best work is evident in his sons. He instilled in them what Jo Prosser instilled in him. His family is his true legacy. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Ted and Kathy, AZ.
August 02, 2007
It is hard to believe that Skip is gone. I have known Skip since my days as a college student at Xavier and then in my current career. As a student, a friend of mine and I wanted to start up midnight madness when Skip became head coach. He was so excited about the event and he thanked us for making the event happen. From my very first meeting with Skip, he defined what it meant to be of the utmost character. He was a man of faith, integrity and had a hell of a sense of humor. It was one year to the day of his passing I met with coach in his office. He spent more than two hours with me at lunch, givng me a tour of Wake's beautiful campus and asking me how things were back in Cincinnati. I will be there on Saturday to say good bye to one of the BEST people to walk this earth. I will have Nancy, Scott, Mark, JB, Kels, and Dino in my prayers. Skip will always be a Deamon Deacon and Musketeer forever.
August 02, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser Family. Wake Forest and the city of Winston-Salem has suffered a tremendous loss. We will forever remember what a great job Skip did at Wake Forest!

The Kube Family
August 02, 2007
I have been a Wake Forest fan for almost 20 years. What a shocking and significant loss to the Wake Forest Community! It is very hard to comprehend that he is gone--never to be seen court side again. I too met him at the Loop and he was such a nice person. I hate he is no longer with us, but cherishing our memories of him will go on forever and live on. His spirit will always be with us on and off the court. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Prosser Family--during this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 02, 2007
My deepest sympathy to this family in such a loss. The community and the Wake Forest Family will be forever lost without "the coach" on the sidelines...he is looking down on us, wanting us all to come together and keep the spirit and in his honor forever be proud to be a "Demon Deacon".."GO DEACS"
August 02, 2007
There simply aren't enough people like Skip Prosser. He captured my respect the first time I met him at a parents council luncheon where he answered my question about how he recruited against the big schools. His answer, "We're not looking for the same kid", and further explanation about academics, character and the overriding importance of a college degree - placed him in a higher category than a basketball coach. It is clear that everyone he touched knows how special he was. My daughter Betsy says everyone feels as though they lost an uncle. He was that special.
August 02, 2007
From one cabdriver here in Charlotte: Being from Winston-Salem and a Wake fan, you will be missed on the court and out in the community. It was great meeting you at the Loop.

GO DEACS!
August 02, 2007
Thank you God for giving us Skip Prosser for the time he was here on earth.

Francis Dove
August 02, 2007
Skip will be missed greatly within Wake Forest and the community. May God Bless his wife and family and comfort them in this difficult time. Skip elevated the basketball program to another level and for that we owe much gratitude. May the Tye Dye nation live on in his memory! Rest in Peace Skip...
August 02, 2007
To the Prosser Family, all of you are in our prayers. The mark your husband/father has left at WFU and on the community will be felt for years and years to come. He will be dearly missed! May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Sincerely, the LOGAN FAMILY
(John 3:16)
August 02, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 02, 2007
RIP Skip Prosser. You have truly been a blessing for the Winston-Salem and Wake Forest Community. You surely will be missed.
August 01, 2007
Here are some photographs I took at the momentus victory over UNC at the Joel that tell a story about Skip. I treasure the commemerative tee shirt layed out on every seat before the game. It will always be a great way to remember Coach Prosser.
August 01, 2007
I have known Skip since he was 19 years old and a plebe (freshman) at Kings Point. This priviledged position was the result of my brother being a plebe attending USMMA as well. We lived in NYC near the Academy at the time and on short weekends and an occasional day off, Skip would stay at our house since traveling to Pittsburgh was not realistic. He was a kind and generous Spirit then as he was last March when he made available to me tickets to the ACC Tournament in Tampa, FL., some 37 years later. After handing a streaking Georgia Tech team a decisive blow in round 1, Skip took a break from watching 'tape' of his next opponent's first round game and decided to join some of his close friends and family who were congregated in the hotel lobby bar. Skip wore his tough season via the well worn jogging suit he had slipped into looking comfortably tired. The patrons consisted of a large contingency of boisterous and disappointed Yellow Jacket fans. Skip more than sensed their presence and made sure he acknowledged them, shook the hands of those that knew integrity and kidded with them. A Coke or two later, when Skip got up and kissed his lovely wife Nancy and slowly made his way back to screen more game tape, the crowd burst into applause. You could tell he was a bit surprised as he turned back to take it in when to my left all of the Georgia Tech fans stood up in unison and cheered loudly, bolstering a chillingly authentic tribute to a pantheon level coach and even finer human being. As an incredibly humble man, Skip stepped slightly out of character to accept the appreciation and pointed at the Yellow Jacket fans and clapped for them as being true sports and an integral part of the ACC Men's Basketball community. The raised arm clapping, hooting and hollering remained intense and then grew into a deafening cresendo as Skip broke out into an ear-to-ear smile and backed out of the pub with his feet barely touching the lobby floor. The thunderous and well deserved applause continued until he was totally out of sight. Following this precious moment, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Who could have known that we all just celebrated Coach Skip Prosser's last win and a life filled with selfless service to others. Sitting at my computer at this moment in time, I am compelled to raise my hands and clap in honor of a man that left this world in a better state. To truly honor you Skip, I vow to reach out a little more and pass forward your positive, winning attitude, your non-judgemental ways and far-reaching mentorship. From where you see things now, I humbly ask for your guidance to help me make the choice to take appropriate action when presented. That's of course if you have the time from your likely new coaching assignment on a higher level. Peace be with you Nancy, Mark and Scott and all those close to you. Aho Mitakuye Oyasin!
August 01, 2007
As members of the Bucknell Basketball community we extend our heartfelt sympathies to Mark and his family in the loss of his Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Judy and Lee Steigerwald-parents of basketball alum Dave Steigerwald
August 01, 2007
TO THE PROSSER FAMILY ME AND MY HUSBAND AND FAMILY ARE WITH YOU IN THOUGHT AND PRAYERS,JUST ALWAYS REMEMBER JESUS NEVER MAKES A MISTAKE CONTINUE TO HOLD UNTO GOD'S UNCHANGING HAND.AND REMEMBER THAT HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE WERE THERE IS NO MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING
August 01, 2007
Skip, I never met you, but I have followed you from afar. I grew up in your same hometown of carnegie, PA. I share the same loves that you had, The city of Pittsburgh, the steelers and mainly basketball. We even shared the same heros Robert E. Lee and Roberto Clemente. However, I have another, and when we thought you were coming home to coach at Pitt the city was abuzz and I thought I would finally get to meet you. It was never to be. But I do know that you now walk with God and whenever I go home to carnegie I am going to see to it that the sign that greets vistors that says welcome to carnegie home of Honus Wagner is changed to Home of Honus Wagner and Skip Prosser, two fantastic sports figures but more importantly Good Men
August 01, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
August 01, 2007
Nancy, Your husband's death is so similar to my husband's 4 years ago. I loss him to a heart attack and I have 3 sons, 29,27 and 18. Grieving widows need each other. Write, e-mail me, Heart to heart, widow to widow. jeane@agrilogistics.org
August 01, 2007
From a devoted Carolina Fan who truly appreciated the style, class and honor you brought to each game you coached and each person you touched. You will be missed by ALL fans of the game and my prayers go out to your family and your extended family(the fans). RIP.
August 01, 2007
I fill an extreme loss. My mom and my grandmother new Skip and his wife Nancy from the restraunt that they worked at. I will miss him dearly, and I will never forget him. RIP Skip Prosser.
August 01, 2007
Rest in peace, Skip.
August 01, 2007
I feel an extreme loss, like I lost a great friend. I feel honored to have known Skip for a few years through coaching and playing against one of his Xavier teams. He ALWAYS made you feel like you were important. He is truly one of the great ones. I was fortunate to have spoken to him on Wednesday in Orlando. My heartfelt condolences go out to The Prosser family, Nancy, Mark and Scott.
August 01, 2007
"Skip" Prosser, WF Basketball Staff and WF Players. I feel blessed in knowing these "respectable" people and knowing that with "Skip" in heaven now, it is an even more "Special" place. We can all learn "valuable" life lessons from this Gentleman..He was "all about caring" for everyone else. Our family has been blessed that he gave my nephew, along with many other athlete's a chance to fullfill their lifelong dream, a chance to play Wake Forest Basketball. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family and friends for our loss of such a "well respected" Coach, Mentor and Friend. ABC's to "Skip"
A Basketball "Champion"
August 01, 2007
Condolences to the entire Prosser family.
August 01, 2007
I've been an XU fan/alum for close to 50 yrs.Skip is at the top of my list .His appreciation of the student part of student athlete always made me proud to be an alum.His handling of the Sears/Rose situation before the Georgetown game is paradoxically for me one of my proudest memories as an XU fan.The Pittsburgh visit to Huggins was a teaching moment for me,and my grown children still quote back to me the on time aphorism. My thoughts and prayers are extended to his family
August 01, 2007
In this area you have to be a Wake Fan at heart. But Skip had a wonderful talent, with the boys he coached. Everyone will miss you Skip, even if we are Duke, Carolina or State Fans. Wake and Coach Prosser will always be #1 in this home town.
August 01, 2007
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A TARHEEL FAN BUT I WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH I RESPECTED COACH PROSSER. MY PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY,HIS BASKETBALL TEAM,AND THE ENTIRE WFU FAMILY
August 01, 2007
Words cannot express how sorry our family was to hear about this loss,he will always be known first as a great educator. MAY GOD BLESS AND COMFORT EACH OF YOU.
August 01, 2007
I moved here 2 years ago from Richmond, a couple months after Wake's heartbreaking NCAA loss to WVU in 2005. I took it for granted that I would eventually see a game at the coliseum with Coach prosser at the helm. It's just a reminder of how precious life is. I am a Duke fan but, always respected Coach Prosser and the job he did. Godspeed Coach an May God Bless your family in this tragic time...
August 01, 2007
I purchased a plaque with my favorite saying "let your life speak", Coach Prosser did just that!
August 01, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family. Your husband was a great coach and role model for all to follow and emulate.
August 01, 2007
I bleed as the saying goes--Carolina Blue---but I am one of the first to admit that I have admired Coach Prosser not only for his amazing talent as a basketball coach but also as a wonderful human being. I am a Southern Baptist and when WF hired him it was one of the best hires ever. Coach Prosser was to put it simply----A Class Act-- bar none! We will miss him also. You (both his home family and his basketball family) are in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss, but we will see him again.
August 01, 2007
It was my honor to host Skip and his Wheeling Central Catholic basketball team to St. John's in Bellaire for a scrimmage. I followed his career to X.U. and through to the ACC. I will miss him.
August 01, 2007
I was tailgating at a Wake football game and saw Coach Prosser on a golf cart, 1 row over from where I was. I hollered "Coach can I get a picture of you". He replied "I'll stop by in a few minutes". Shortly he pulled up beside us and said "i'm ready for the picture". What a great man he was! He will be missed, but not Forgotten.
August 01, 2007
To the family and many friends of "Skip" I have learned so much about a man that I did not even Know in the last few days. He was a man of strength and moral character and I wish I could have met him. My sincere condolances go to the family and the Wake Forest family. Mr. Henry B. Day
August 01, 2007
Grandma Jo, Nancy, Scotty and Duke
The entire Dailer family mourns with you. We also remember all of the good times we had with Skip.It was a privilege to coach Scotty and Mark and a privilege to know that Skip was a friend. Megan and Erin both attended a nd graduated from Xavier because of Skip's guidance.
Please accept our condolences and know that our prayers are with you. Once a Maroon Knight always a Maroon Knight.
August 01, 2007
To the Prosser Family:
Our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Coach Prosser touched so many lives in this city and the country. Our son loved him so much. Coach Prosser would always call him Wake's #1 fan. We are so happy he attended Coach Prosser's Father & Son Camp. Those are precious memories we will hold dear to our hearts. God Bless you for sharing him with the world.
August 01, 2007
Coach Prosser will certainly be missed. He certainly made an impression on my son and myself when my son attended a weekend basketball camp for invited players several years ago. We were the first to arrive at the gym and Coach Prosser came strolling in and upon seeing us standing there immediately came over and started having a conversation with my son and myself. He had never met my son before but he talked to him like they had known each other for years. He was very encouraging to my son and made him feel very welcome at Wake Forest. They had a nice long chat and he made my son feel so special. I think my son, who is a staunch TarHeel supporter, became a Deacon fan that very day. Coach Prosser definitely made an impression, not only on my son, but also on me. He did not have to take the time to spend with my son, but he did. He did not have to say the things he said to my son, but he did. I think that was just the kind of man he was. He cares for kids. It is very evident by the way he is being remembered by his players, his assistant coaches, fellow colleagues in the coaching ranks, the administration at Wake Forest, and the entire Wake Forest family. He certainly inspired my son. I have been a high school coach for a long time now, and still have a passion for working with young people. I only hope that I have touched the lives of kids with half the passion that Coach Prosser has done. To his wife and family, I send my deepest condolences. Coach Prosser is an inspiration. May God Bless.
August 01, 2007
August 01, 2007
I was employed with the University in the Information Services/multimedia division in 2003 and 2004. Our division was responsible for designing and installing the video editing bay in the Men's Basketball offices. One of my fondest memories of Skip was the day myself and our two student workers were laying on our backs under the desk console doing the wiring for the editing bay, and Skip stuck his head in the cubbyhole that would become the edit bay on the way to his office down the hall, and said "Now that's what I like to see! Men putting their backs into it!"... Skip's humor and graciousness will be greatly missed by all those that knew him.
July 31, 2007
SKIP WAS A TRUE GREAT PERSON HERE IN CINCINNATI AND WE ALL DO LOVE HIM AND WILL MISS HIS SMILE AND WE ALL DO SHARE IN THE LOSS.
July 31, 2007
Skip Prosser will always remain in the heart and soul of so many fans. He demonstrated professionalism in all phases of his coaching to athletes or students. A wonderful inspiration to all of us educators of young people. Thank you Skip and sincere thanks to Nancy for sharing him with us.
July 31, 2007
I went to grad school at Wake, and am a basketball fan. Whether we won or lost, Skip made me proud to be a Demon Deacon. What a great life he lived. Thank you.
July 31, 2007
What a remarkable man! How sad we are to lose him so soon, how fortunate that he touched our lives. My deepest sympathies to his family, friends and students.
July 31, 2007
Coach Prosser was such a fantastic representative of all the values held so dear by the Wake Forest Family. His conduct made me even more proud to be a Demon Deacon !!
July 31, 2007
Never been more "PROUD TO BE A DEACON"!! May all of these entries comfort your broken hearts!
July 31, 2007
Let his epitaph read: "Coach Prosser did what he loved. When he and his Demon Deacons battled in the arena, they did it with integrity and passion. Both he and his tenure at Wake Forest University will be fondly remembered by all."
July 31, 2007
We are so very sorry for your loss. Wake Forest will not be the same without Skip. What a wonderful person. We are all blessed for having known him! May God bless you all.
July 31, 2007
duke blue devil man here , praying for the prosser famliy.we might be rivals on and off the court, but were all famliy in heaven.ACC forever
July 31, 2007
Our hearts are broken for you and your family. Skip's mother, Jo, has been such a kind support to our family, and we are so very very sorry for his passing. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers.
July 31, 2007
To Nancy,Scott,Mark,Laura Jo,Cindy
and the rest of the Prosser Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with
you.
July 31, 2007
As alumni, the Wake Forest family is forever better for having Skip Prosser as a member and we will never be the same without him.
July 31, 2007
Even though we cheer for Carolina blue, above all we are college basketball fans, and we loved watching Coach Prosser and the Demon Deacons. To his wife and sons, thank you for sharing him with America.
July 31, 2007
Wwe are so sorry for your loss. We were in the Deacon Club for many years until moving to Orlando Fla. in 1988.We still got to see Deacon games when visiting W-S and on TV. I've been a Deacon fan for over 40 yrs and there was no finer Coach than Skip.
July 31, 2007
I am a Wake grad. I met Skip less than a month after he was hired by WFU. It was my son Hampton's 10th birthday and Coach made a special effort to connect with him. Each year my son attended Skip's camp and the bond continued. My son is now 16. We saw Skip just weeks ago when my son was at the Wake high school team camp. I last saw Skip as he began his jog arround the track on campus. He yelled to my son and I "The kid is now bigger than both of us!" He smiled and jogged away. We all know he was a geat Coach. My son and I also know he was also a gentleman.
July 31, 2007
My thoughts and prayers to the entire Prosser family. It is a tough loss for the ACC family. God Bless You Skip.
July 31, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 31, 2007
Iam so for the family skip he was my coach
July 31, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 31, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser family and the Wake Forest community.
July 31, 2007
Growing up an ACC fan I have closely followed Wake Forest for years. I was absolutely amazed at the program Skip Prosser had built at Wake.

I am deeply saddened for your loss and wish the Prosser family only the best.
July 31, 2007
Our heart-felt thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser family during and after this hard time. Coach Prosser was a wonderful man and he brought all of us together just doing something that he so obviously loved. Prayers to all of his players over the years - you just know that you are better for having known Coach Prosser! God Bless.
July 31, 2007
What a great man, leader and coach who will be dearly missed by everyone he came in contact with.
July 31, 2007
As I Demon Deacon parent, I had the pleasure of meeting Skip when my son was at WFU. He was cheery and genuinely made an effort to say hi to all us parents, even though I'm sure he had other things to do. Clearly he was a member of the WFU community and not just somebody who coached from afar and he will always be thought of as one of the valued members of the Demon Deacon family. Everyone grieves with you all for what has been taken from us, but everyone also gives thanks for the time we had with him even though it was much too brief.
July 31, 2007
To the Prosser family,
I am a local basketball coach just outside of Winston. I got a chance to know Skip on more than just a casual basis. He was always kind to me and accomodating when I had questions to ask. I have been to many of Wake's practices and Skip always made me feel welcomed and wanted. I dont know of anyone who has had such a profound impact on my coaching, or a coach that I admired more for being a class act. He will truly be missed. May God bless you and comfort you in this time.
July 31, 2007
To The Family of Skip Prosser,

We are sorry to hear of your lost. May Jehovah comfort you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
July 31, 2007
My son, Phillip, is attending Coach Prosser's basketball camp this week for the first time. He is proud to be there. Love and prayers to you all! Thank you, God, for Skip Prosser!
July 31, 2007
NANCY,
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
IT WAS A PLEASURE TO WAIT ON YOU AND SKIP AT SHERWOOD RESTAURANT AND A PLEASURE GETTING TO KNOW YOU BOTH.
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
July 31, 2007
A few years ago, at the suggestion of a friend, my son and I attended Skip's "Father-Son" basketball camp over Father's Day weekend. I expected Mr. Prosser to be there for maybe (5) minutes to kickoff the session and then hand it off to his assistant Coaches. Instead Skip was there the entire weekend, spending time with the boys and us dad's. He told funny stories about his relationship with his own father, including how his dad tried to trade Skip off his little league team. He also shared his thoughts on how important the relationship of a father and a son can be. He made us spend time alone to think about that. The basketball stuff became secondary that weekend. He has inspired me as a grammar school coach and as a loving father to my own son and daughter. My condolences to the Prosser Family and your WFU community.
July 31, 2007
Thank you Skip for leading all of us as Jesus did, a teacher....
My thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser Family and to his extended family at Wake Forest and to the other communities that Skip touched. What a gift from God that we all got the opportunity too know and learn from such a great man.

God's Peace,
July 31, 2007
Thanks for the memories Coach Prosser. You were truly a class act. My best wishes and sympathy to the family. From Clement Brown, WFU, 1973
July 31, 2007
I am truly saddened to hear of Coach Prosser's passing. Not only has the Wake Forest basketball team as well as the ACC lost a wonderful role model, so too has everyone who has ever known him. Please accept my most sincere condolences. May we all have peace in knowing that Skip is now gracing God's skies. Rest in peace Coach!
July 31, 2007
To the Prosser family:

Our deepest condolences go out to in this time of your great loss. Coach Prosser was a good man, good friend, great coach, and great human being, and made the lives of every he touched better while he was here.

He'll be missed, as there just aren't enough good people like him in the world. Goodbye coach, and may you rest in peace.
July 30, 2007
I went to xavier when Skip coached there. Friends of mine were setting up for a multi-university event. Skip and the team were heading to practice and Skip asked if they needed help hanging some banners. (My friends were all short) Skip and the team took the time to help hang those banners and help out the university. He was a great man and will be missed.
Adam Mitzel
XU 2001
July 30, 2007
Wake Forest University and our community has lost a great person. Skip Prosser always reached out to all people he came in contact with. He will be missed by all.
May God give the Prosser family strength and comfort during this time of their loss
July 30, 2007
To The Prosser Family:
I am sorry for your loss. It was shocking to learn of the premature passing. May God bless you during your time of grief.

Rex Wilson
XU Class of 1998
July 30, 2007
To The Prossers:
Please accept sincere condolences to the loss of a great man, teacher and coach. He will be truly missed. Wake Forest has been blessed to have had Coach as part of our family. God bless Coach, The Prosser family and WFU.
July 30, 2007
Dear Mrs. Prosser & Family,
You are in my thoughts & prayers at this most difficult time. May God give you the peace & comfort that only he can provide.
July 30, 2007
Skip was a neighbor of ours in Carnegie Pa. and was best friends with my sister Kathy {Carr} Kerchansky and best of friends with my Brother in law Teddy Kerchansky. He spent many an hour at our home on Library Ave. and my mom thought he was the funniest and the best of the best. He was just a great young man with that charming sense of humor we all grew to love and enjoy. And caring; as my mother used to say "they don't make them like that anymore".

she also said... " Heaven, it doesn't get any better than that". With the arrival of one George Edward "Skip" Prosser, I guess my mother was wrong; it just did....

God Bless the Prosser family....your loss is all in heaven's gain.
July 30, 2007
To the Prosser family: I was so shocked to hear of Coach's passing; I still find it very hard to believe. This Wolfpack fan (who also likes Wake Forest - as long as the Deacons are not playing State) will truly miss him. He seemed to be a very nice man and always exuded class. The ACC has lost a very special person.
July 30, 2007
Dear Prosser Family,
Please accept our heartfelt sorrow for your loss. Your husband and father was a high school friend of my husband's and mine in Carnegie. Skip and Bill attended church together for many years. Although from neighboring rival schools both were in volved in many athletic activites at school and social events through our local churches. Although we have not seen Skip for many years, we proudly watched and cheered his success from afar. Local boy does good and with such style. He made Carnegie and all who knew him as a young man proud.
I have often used Skip as a positive role model to our son who is a college coach himself. As an educator I would tell the "Skip success story" to all my high school athletes considering coaching as a career path.
I know how many times you have heard what a outstanding individual your husband and father was. He will continue to be a shining example and role model for the youth of this country. His life and his love for "the kids" truly made a difference in many lives.
Bill and Lynn Heasley, Scott Twp - Carnegie, PA
July 30, 2007
What a great man the community has lost. My sympathy is sent to the Prosser family during this time.
July 30, 2007
i don;t have the words to exprees the punch in the gut all of us are feeling
July 30, 2007
Skip,

thank you and your staff for being such class acts and friends to me. I will miss you like so many others, may God strengthen your family during this time. We will all remember your thoughfulness and kind ways.
July 30, 2007
Dear Prosser Family,
I was so so shocked when this happend. I have been going to the basketball camp since I was 8 years old and I'm 13 now. I will miss him so much. He was a great coach and even a better guy. My dream was to play basketball with him. I will remember him dearly. I no there will never be as good of coach as Skip and I guess God wanted him up there with him really bad because that shouldn't of happend. I'm very sorry Prosser family.
July 30, 2007
Dear Prosser Family,
Words can't express to you how shocked and sad we are. Our son had attended Skip's basketball camp for the past 6 yrs. He is 13 now. We had not even left the campus from picking him up from camp when we went to the cafeteria for dinner and got the shocking news. We felt like he was a member of our family. We have pictures of James and Skip after every camp that is on his bulletin board. He was always there to talk to the parents and the boys and we had several laughs with him. We were already negotiating with him to get our son on his team. That was always a dream of his. We will miss him very much and will hold his family in our continuous prayers. May God Be with all of you and find comfort in his love and all the wonderful memories you have of Skip. He was a wonderful man!
Love,
Jim, Lynn and James Morrison
Horseshoe, NC
July 30, 2007
Mark(DUKE),Scotty and Grandma Prosser,
My deepest sympathies. I can't tell you how saddened I was to learn of the passing of your father and son. I have so many memories of him that I wouldn't know where to begin. One of the first things that comes to mind is the 1996 state title at CCHS and him sitting right behind the bench watching you play Duke...It was so easy to see how proud he was of you and his entire family. I feel blessed to have been a part of it. One of my favorite things of all time was him taking time to sit in the stands and talk to my daughter and offer her a piece of gum...her favorite recollection... while we practiced. He was truly one of a kind. I just wanted you all to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
July 30, 2007
My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. I know that you all will find strength from each other and from your faith.
July 30, 2007
Dearest Nancy,
I remember when you were dating Skip when we flew on Air Care together. It was so obvious how much you loved him. Your relationship with him added a sense of peace to your life.

Having lost a husband at a young age, I feel like I should know just the right words, but I don't.

You are a wonderful woman, and my heart breaks for you. If you need an ear from someone who has also suffered and made it through, please don't hesitate to contact me.

You are one of the highlights of my years as an EM resident at UC.
My prayers and love go out to you.
July 30, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you. All comments were so positive. It would be great to be remembered in such a way. May God be with you now and the days ahead.
July 30, 2007
I wish to extend my sympathy to the Prosser family and the Wake Forest University family. While I'm a Duke fan, I thought Skip Prosser was a wonderful coach and a gentleman. We need more like him in the ACC and in coaching in general. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
July 30, 2007
Coach: Thanks for everything you did for WF and the local community. I'll always remember when you came to our ACC basketball class in the middle of basketball season after you conducted basketball practice. You're selfless example will always be remembered and cherished.
July 30, 2007
Wake Forest has lost a very special person. May God hold you and your family in His hands during the coming weeks and months.
July 30, 2007
I am a huge Duke fan, but my prayers do go out to the Prosser family. May the Lord bless you in this time and give you peace of mind. I never knew Mr. Prosser personally but I have watched his actions on the court, and you couldn't have asked for a better coach. My prayers are with each and everyone of you. God Bless You
July 30, 2007
Mrs. Prosser and Family: Your husband was a tremendous role model and inspiration to everyone who met him. How blessed we have been to have him in our lives. We loved watching him coach the WF basketball team. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
July 30, 2007
The best memories I have are of meeting Skip when my son Joe Williams attended the basketball camps at Xavier University. Skip Prosser is a wonderful man who always had time for everyone and always had a smile on his friendly face. God bless him. Love you coach Prosser!!
July 30, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to all.
The record Coach Prosser set during his brief stay here on earth exemplifies the excellent man he was. The United States Merchant Marine Academy proudly salutes coach for a job well done. My grandson entered the Academy July 2007, coach is truly our inspiration. What a legacy for a MAN to leave.
Blessings to all
July 30, 2007
I've been a Carolina fan since birth, but never have I heard such positive and consistently high praise and comments for a coach as for Skip Prosser. This is a tragic and sudden loss not only for the Prosser family but for the Wake Forest and college basketball family as well. My thoughts and prayers are extended to all.
July 30, 2007
I just wanted to send condolences to the Prosser family in this time of sorrow. Not even knowing him I feel that he has a definant throne in heaven really closely to OUR FATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 30, 2007
My prayers go out to the Prosser family, your loss is a great loss to this community. Skips integrity and professionalism speaks to the support system he had in his family. THANK YOU
July 30, 2007
To the Prosser Family:
My husband works in the A.D. at WFU and he wants Skip's family to know that he spoke to everyone with respect and showed interest in them individually. He had a sense of humor and wit about him that made him so likeable. He will surely be missed by many. Please know that our family will continue to remember and pray for your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you.
Jim, Cindy and Drew Carlin
July 30, 2007
Nancy & Family,
There are no words that can truly express my sympathy. Skip will truly be missed and this is such a great loss to everyone who knew Skip and those that had the priviledge of playing for him.
I know the city of Cincinnati is grieving with you and your children. He was a great peacemaker when he took over the reins at X.
We love the Prosser family dearly.
XU Grad
LJ Grause
July 30, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Prosser family. You will not only be missed for being a great coach, but being a great person through Christ, to your family and friends, and to the community. Our hearts cry Black and Gold.
July 30, 2007
O come let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to rock of our savalation. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all the gods. May God bless the Prosser Family and Wake Forest University
July 30, 2007
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
July 30, 2007
to the family great memories when skip and my self were little kids playing baseball behind aunt ruby's house on cove road in weirton.w.va.Skip came down during the summer months to visit his grandmother and we had some great time playing ball at the center,the pool and even gilson ave. great memories,Rich Smith
July 30, 2007
To The Prosser Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Coach Prossser. It was a total shock.He was such a GREAT coach. Seeing the quad rolled like that just shows how much he was loved by the entire WFU family not just the basketball team.He was loved by all who knew and met him. Coach Prosser has left a true legacy for WFU. He will be missed.
July 30, 2007
Skip Prosser was a fine basketball coach but an even better man. I grieve his loss for the entire Wake community and sports world, but I especially grieve for his family and close friends. We should all honor his memory by living our own lives as fully and as positively as we can. I pray that God will heal our loss through his loving grace. The fact that Skip will be missed by so many is a testament to his life. Rest in peace, Coach Prosser. Your life was a job well done.
July 30, 2007
My condolences to a great coach on and off the court. I'm a Tarheel fan and we sure will miss Skip this year when Roy and the boys come to town.
July 30, 2007
AS A KID GROWING UP AND WATCHING NOTHING BUT WAKE FOREST SPORTS, MY FATHER AND I HAVE SEEN IT ALL. THE GOOD AND THE BAD. WHEN I HEARD OF SKIPS DEATH IT ALL WENT TO THE WORST TIME I HAD EVER BEEN APART OF IN WAKE FOREST HISTORY. HE WAS TRULY A GREAT AND WONDERFUL PERSON THAT WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. WE WILL FIGHT ON FOR YOU, FOR NOTHING RUNS DEEPER THAN BLACK AND GOLD. THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME, ESPECIALLY THE MEMORY OF YOU BEING SUCH A GREAT COACH IN LIFE, AND ON THE COURT!
July 30, 2007
May your family find peace in the memories you share. Truly one of the Nice Guys. I knew him "when".
God Bless,
July 30, 2007
TO the Prosser Family-
I can't even write this without tearing up for the loss of your husband and father. We never miss an XU game and I can still see Skip teaching and coaching on the side...and that smile....it said it all.
Last March I was returning home from NYC ( after the XU loss to OSU) and with a long wait for my flight, I retreated to a empty spot at LaGuardia to read. I found myself looking down at Skip who had the same idea. I introduced myself to him and in his wonderful way made me laugh about the game in addition to calming my fears with assurances that Sean Miller would not be leaving XU. Only Skip Prosser could make me smile about our game loss! What really struck me, however, is how he worked his sons and wife into the conversation with a gentleness that was apparent and full of love. He told me how proud he was of all three of you and I could never forget that wonderful look on Skips face. Please know that you were so cherished by your husband and father.
And I still can't keep from crying. Skip Posser was a man we all needed to have so we will always be reminded of what's really important in life.
Please find peace and comfort!
July 30, 2007
I met Coach Prosser a few times when some of the athletes I coach in track would use the Wake Forest track facility to practice. He would always speak to them and say something positive about what they were doing. He was a very nice person and one that I respected.
July 30, 2007
To The Prosser Family,
My deepest sympathy during this time of your bereavement. Skip was a solid citizen and a better man. Peace and Blessings
July 30, 2007
To The Prosser Family-

May The Love of God The Father
The Grace of God The Son
And the constant fellowship of
God the Holy Spirit be with you
now and forever more.
July 30, 2007
I remember meeting Coach Prosser this year as Winston-Salem hosted the 1st & 2nd rounds of the NCAA. He was walking up the steps with his Wake shirt on, I am wearing my Duke shirt and my husband his Maryland shirt. We shared a great laugh, talked for a few minutes and he took the time to have his picture made with me. This will be a picture I value very deeply. He was very respectful and kind. My prayers goes out first to the family, may God grant you peace during this time as you celebrate his life on earth. Second, he will be very missed by the WFU family and also the community. God Bless all of you.
July 30, 2007
Skip was a great motavator as well as a great basketball coach.He will never bo forgotten.
July 30, 2007
The Prosser family is in my thoughts and prayers. We lost a great man way to early.
July 30, 2007
Being a longtime Deacon fan, Skip has given my family many hours of exciting and rewarding basketball. Our prayers are with his family at this time.
July 30, 2007
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
July 30, 2007
To the Prosser Family:

My deepest condolences go out to you for the loss of a great coach, a true gentleman, and an unwavering ambassador for a very proud university. I did not know Coach Prosser, but I know he has touched the lives of so many. We in Tar Heel Nation will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you.
July 30, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family and WFU. God be
with you.

Linda (W-S)NC
July 30, 2007
To the Prosser family

While a lifetime UNC fan, i have followed ACC basketball for 50 years. Coach Prosser represented all thats good in basketball and life. He was loved and respected by many, evidenced by the huge amount of Guest Book entries.
I didnt have the good fortune of knowing Coach Prosser but respected his teams and his class.
My condolences to his family and the Wake Forest community.

Sincerely

Bob Galloway
July 30, 2007
To day He coach's another team and this time his contract will never run out or exspire, you see there is ball played in heaven and we lost one of the best here , however , up stairs, there is a "new " coach and his duties include, helping entertaining a whole new class of fans. However we must remember, what Paul says in the New Testament, that to be absent from the body , is to be present with our Lord, and his words to his friend and Brother Timothy, today brings to us new meaning " I have fought a good fight , I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith," My thoughts and Prayers are with you during this very hard and difficult time. May your Faith bring you Peace and hope.
July 30, 2007
Our prayers are with your family. May God give them the strength they need in this their time of need. God Bless you all
July 29, 2007
When I heard the news I knew it was not true. It feels like the other day I was watching Coach Prosser talk to the guys at a game. I never meet Prosser but I knew he was a great coach! I just pray for his family and the whole Wake Forest basketball team. You will be greatly missed.
July 29, 2007
My heartfelt prayers go out to the Prosser family and friends. I was saddened to hear of his passing.
He was a wonderful coach and many people will miss him terribly.
I pray God will send comfort to his family during this time. Winston - Salem & Wake won't be same for a long time...what a GREAT coach!

God Bless,
July 29, 2007
Dear Mrs. Prosser, Scott, and Mark:

I was deeply saddened to learn of Coach Prosser's passing. He was a gentleman's gentleman and a wonderful ambassador for Wake Forest University. While I can't know your and your son's grief and pain, I can tell you that he is in Heaven with His Heavenly Father.

In John's Gospel, in the 11th Chapter 25th verse, Jesus is talking to Martha and "Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" Martha answered in the affirmative.

I know Coach Prosser held this same belief. You could tell it by the wonderful life he lived and by the dedication he had to his players, shaping and molding their character, and his love for Wake Forest University.

I hope that this is a comfort to you and your sons.

My wife, Stephanie, and I are praying for you and your family.

May the Lord comfort you and hold you now and always.
July 29, 2007
At Carnegie High School, Skip Prosser was an excellent student, a fun-loving teenager with an unique sense of humor, an avid fan of # 44--Jerry West, (of WVU and the Lakers), and always a gentleman. He was respected and loved. Skip stayed true to his values and principles and was a wonderful role model to young and old. It is nice knowing that his much deserved success did not change him. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his mom, Mrs. Prosser, his sister, Cindy, his wife, Nancy and his sons, Scott and Mark. His passing has left a void that can never be filled. God bless Skip and all who loved him.
Rest in peace, Skip.
Patrice Carr Michel(Carnegie High Class of 1970)
July 29, 2007
Prosser was an incredible coach who was obviously loved by his players. I was brought up attending Wake basketball games & I consider the Prosser era the most exciting time for us. However, it wasn't until I saw the news coverage after his untimely death, that I became aware of all his accomplishments & endeavors off the court. What a magnificent human being he was! God bless his family.
I know that Skip is now in conversation with other great coaches that have gone on before him.
I'll miss him.
July 29, 2007
Skip Prosser seemed liked the kind of guy that when you were kids,you wanted him on your team in a pickup game.
July 29, 2007
Condolences to all of Skip's family from the Purple Rider basketball staff at Martins Ferry High School, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
July 29, 2007
Dear Coach Prosser's family,
He was my favorite coach and a nice guy. He always gave his players 100 percent and they gave back 100 percent. I loved watching him coach because I would learn new things. I was happy that I had the chance to meet him at the Glaxo SmithKline tournament a couple of years ago, and he took the time to speak with me, and to sign my hat. I am very sorry for your loss.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Waszak
July 29, 2007
Greg Theisen and I drove from Indy to the Shoe for that '96 game. Needless to say, I was sailing through the next day when
I was called to the hopsital to find out my dad had passed away. He'd been ill but this was sudden. Two days or so later, I got a call from Skip to offer condolences. Greg had called Skip to tell him of my dad's sudden passing. The people in our office were absolutely blown away that the coach who'd just beaten the # 1 teram in the country had called my under these circumstasnces. I'll never forget it. God Bless Skip, Nacny and the entire Prosser family. I'm so sad!
July 29, 2007
Coach Prosser helped to create so many special memories for all Wake fans on the court the last 6 years. But more importantly his actions off the court showed a man of tremendous character and class. My prayers are with his family, friends, players and fans.
July 29, 2007
Dear Family,
It was exciting to see Chris Paul play for Wake Forest under the guidance of Coach Prosser. I taught at West Forsyth when Chris' talent soared in high school basketball and then watched his experience grow on the college basketball court with Coach Prosser's positive influence and knowledge. He was a teacher as well as a coach for these fine young men. The values and lessons he taught Chris and many other players will follow them all their life and will be passed down to future generations. What a wonderful contribution that is! You must be so proud!
Love, Prayers and Deepest Sympathy.
July 29, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

July 29, 2007
We are huge Deacons fans, and one of us is a WF employee...we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the Prosser family. We will miss seeing Skip courtside and hopefully all Deacon Fans will honor him by continuing their enthusiastic support, an atmosphere he worked so hard to build at "The Joel".
July 29, 2007
Prosser Family & Friends, our thoughts & prayers are w/ you during this time.
Mike & Sue Walker-Former WFU Employees
July 29, 2007
Although I am a North Carolina fan, I've always had respect for the Wake Forest program. Coach Skip Prosser, in my opinion, was on the cusp of something big when he had a great run in the ACC Tournament and was bringing in a stellar recruiting class to Winston-Salem. He has left us far too soon and we will always remember a dedicated, motivated, man who had a passion for college basketball. May his legacy be remembered and continued by the coach that replaces him and may his spirit be felt through all of Wake Forest Basketball.

To the Prosser Family, May you seek God's face and will for the coming days ahead. May The Lord bless you, keep you, and may his loving arms surround you all, and give you peace.
July 29, 2007
A class act. The kind of coach you would want your son to play for.
July 29, 2007
qheb you walk down the path of god will take care for your family and pryer will be answer
wake forest student will miss you here in north carolina and heaven will be open
July 29, 2007
qheb you walk down the path of god will take care for your family and pryer will be answer
wake forest student will miss you here in north carolina
July 29, 2007
Dear Mrs. Prosser: What a tremendous loss to you and your family. Although, I never met Skip personally, I had several interactions with him through his years here, first with my son attending his camps; and his motivational speeches to those kids that brought tears to my eyes, still linger in my thoughts. He truly cared about these young people not only athletically, but that they would grow up to be fine people. The couple times we ran into Skip in the community, he would always respond to my kids shy "Go Wake!" exclamations. My family loved going to the Wake games and seeing the energy and support that your husband gave to his team. As a young widow, myself, for the past 2 years, the dark days ahead will be rough, but there is such wonderful support for you and your family and the memories will always be kept alive in your hearts and all those around you of this most wonderful gift from God that was your husband. God Bless you and your family and know that He will give you strength to reach the sunshine that lies ahead. In Sympathy,
July 29, 2007
In my nearly 40 years of passionately following Deacon basketball (I became a Wake freshman in 1969), Skip Prosser is easily the best hoops coach Wake has had. He improved the program in every respect, not the least of which was fan support and atmosphere at home games. And it is obvious that he was on the way to returning Wake to the prominence it enjoyed in his early years in Winston.
But, as many have said, the real blessing of Skip Prosser was the type of rare individual that he was.
The news is devastating. I wish God's presence with the Prosser family, and the Wake family, in the months to come.
July 29, 2007
even though i am an avid carolina fan, i was so sadden by the sudden death of coach prosser. i feel for the school the family and the team. he was a nice guy, even when we played wake forest i had a special appreciation for this man. he had so much class. the ACC will miss him terribly, god bless his family and friends at this trying time
July 29, 2007
Dear Nancy,
Words cannot express the sorrow in my heart. I am honored to say I knew Skip Prosser and that he was a friend. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. You will always be a great friend!

Love,

Jim
Air Care
July 29, 2007
It can be said of Skip as described in Psalm 15:1-3 (NIV)

1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?
2 He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart
3 and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman,

May we all be taught and coached by Skip's life as he obeyed and followed our Great Teacher.
July 29, 2007
The entire Wake Forest family feels a huge sense of shock, sadness and loss after hearing of Skip's passing. He was a tremendous asset to all who knew him and will never be forgotten. My sincerest sympathies and condolences to his family.
July 29, 2007
GOD BLESS THE WHOLE PROSSER FAMILY AND THE WAKE FOREST FAMILY.
July 29, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser family. He was one of the good guys who will be missed very much. May god be with his family and the community the he knew. You will be missed very much. God has another special person in heaven. The Boles Family Lexington, N.C.
July 29, 2007
Memories are golden. We will keep the Prosser Family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
July 29, 2007
GOD BLESS
July 29, 2007
I've heard it said, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." Skip Prosser was both of those. It was an exciting time to meet you at the Father-son camp on Father's Day week end of last month. Chatting with you and being photographed with you. We will all miss Skip in a very special way. God Bless the Prosser family.
July 29, 2007
We hope Coach Prosser can see all these names and condolences. He probably had no idea everyone loved him that much.
July 29, 2007
My prayers and thoughts go out to the Prosser family. I would like to thank you for letting us have Skip for a season as a WKF Basketball coach. Skip was like a father, mentor, and friend to my nephew Eric "Big E" Williams #31 who played with Skip for 4 year and a family member to our family . Those years will be one of our fondest memorable years our family will have. My sister had more T.V. time then the players and staff with her GOLD HAT (Debra Williams) and the times we spent at Madison Square Garden watching WKF win and being at the Duke game in North Carolina and winning that game I will never foreget. So I would like to thank Skip for making that possible he will truly be missed. RIP "SKIP PROSSER" your job here was done and done well GOD Speed.

Thank You and Love You
July 29, 2007
I met Coach Prosser on two occassions and he left two wonderful impressions on me. I will miss him as our coach, our teacher of life, and a good person to have on this earth. Thanks coach for your dedication. You will be missed.
July 29, 2007
Dear Nancy,Scott,& Mark,
Words can never express the sadness I felt when I heard of Skip's death. He was a wonderful man and a beloved coach. He wore the black and gold so well and loved his players so much. Demon Deacon fans love him and we will miss him so much. I hope that all of the Demon Deacon players will make this next season a tribute to Skip and we will all make him more proud than he's ever been, because he will be with us in spirit! My prayers to you all from one extremely saddened fan!!!!!
Love and Prayers, Melinda Leonard
July 29, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser family, the Wake Forest family and extended community of friends.
With deepest sympathy . . .
July 29, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, Scott, Mark, Laura Jo, Cindy and all of the Prosser Family. We were shocked and our hearts are broken to learn of his passing. Love and God Bless!
July 29, 2007
Dear Prosser family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Coach Prosser was an asst. coach at Xavier when I was there ('92) and was of course well-liked & respected by everyone. Some family I have in Wheeling also spoke highly of him, having served him at both Banov's and Bernhardt's. I live in W-S now and was so excited when he came to WFU to coach. He was a great guy. I am so sorry for you loss.
July 29, 2007
As a native North Carolinian, I have for many years enjoyed following ACC basketball.

Skip Prosser was a great and cherished member of the elite ACC coaching fraternity. He was, truly, a man of class, and he will be sorely missed.

My prayers go out to his family and friends. May you find peace in know ing he is now with the Lord.
July 29, 2007
As a Winston Salem native, I have always followed Wake Forest basketball. I never had the pleasure of meeting Coach Prosser, but I have heard nothing but positive things about him. My heart goes out to the Prosser family and the entire Wake Forest Community....especially the Men's Basketball team...your coach & friend will be with you on that court at every game...in your hearts. God Bless!
July 29, 2007
To a Family, who were blessed with this great gift from God, who inspired so many, and remained who he was.
I am deeply honored to be the very FIRST signature of this memorial.
July 29, 2007
May the love of friends and family sustain you as you walk down a path you have never traveled before.
July 29, 2007
I was saddened when I heard about the passing of Mr. Prosser. He will be truly missed.My prayers are with the family. You have my deepest sympathy.
July 28, 2007
Thanks for letting Coach spend some of his time with me. He was a great friend and I really appreciated all he did for me. You are in my thoughts and prayers
July 28, 2007
I knew Skip when he was an assistant at XU. After Pete Gillen left, Skip continued with great recruiting and kept the team at a very high level.

He was a good man who was often more concerned with his players developing as men than developing as basketball players. He'll be missed.
July 28, 2007
What a great man he was. I will always remember his caring and competitive nature. He was one of the greats in college basketball it is sad to see such a sudden and tragic passing. May god bless his family and his friends.
July 28, 2007
I was shocked beyond words when I found out about the death of Skip Prosser. My heart is saddened by the loss, for as a Wake Forest fan and a fan of college basketball, Skip Prosser was a truly wonderful man and ambassador for the school, as he continued what Dave Odom did during his time in Winston-Salem. My condolences and my prayers for the family of Skip Prosser.
July 28, 2007
We will miss Skip Prosser. My prayers go out to the Prosser family and to the Wake Forest Community.
July 28, 2007
You embodied the spirit of Wake Forest. Black and gold never looked so good as it did when you wore it on the sidelines. We will miss you greatly. Our prayers are with your family and your Wake Forest family as well. Go Deacs!
July 28, 2007
As an Alum of Wake Forest University it is hard to imagine life at Wake without Skip Prosser. My condolences go out to his family and all that have been impacted by his death. RIP..GO DEACS

-Class of 2006 (yuniko)
July 28, 2007
Wake Forest, ACC basketball, and the greater community have lost an outstanding man. I sincerely hope that you will feel the quiet presence of God's love and compassion at this difficult time.
July 28, 2007
My prayers go out to the Prosser family. May God bless you all.
July 28, 2007
Skip Prosser will be missed. I want to thank his family for sharing him with the Wake Forest family. May God comfort you in the knowledge that he lives on in the lives of all the young men he taught and coached.
July 28, 2007
Scott and Mark,

Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness I feel with the passing of your Dad. He was truly a great man. As you guys grow older you will realize that there are certain people in your life that had a profound influence on your way of thinking and your philosophy of life. Your Dad was one of those people in my life, he was a hero to me. Scott, I am honored to have had the opportunity to coach you and hopefully teach you a few things along the way. Mark, I want to thank you for taking the time to be friends with Chad and Lee and being such a good role model for them. It was a pleasure watching you guys grow up together. I love you both.
July 28, 2007
i met skip proseer for the first time last season after the upset against Virginia in the last regular season game. We stormed the court and i shook Skip's hand and said congrats you deserve it he said " I appreciate it alot" that really meant a lot to me. I'll never forget that. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family but also Wake Forest. Its going to be a rough road ahead but all in all us DEACONS will stick together through it all

WE WILL MISS YOU SKIP
July 28, 2007
Thanks coach! It was a hell of a ride.
July 28, 2007
Skip was a great teeacher and coach who was respected by all. But even more so he was a fine gentleman and great guy who was loved and respected by all. May God be with Skip's family during these trying times.
July 28, 2007
I think Mr. Richard Johnson, Jr. of Walkertown said it for all of us: Heaven got a good man when Skip Prosser there arrived Thursday.
July 28, 2007
My deepeest sympathies go out to the Prosser family, and all those whose lives he affected. Skip helped put Wake Forest on the map, creating an incredible fan base and turning the Joel into one of the most feared places to play in. More importantly, he was a good guy who would go out of his way to talk to you, no matter who you were. I remember a couple of times sitting outside our fraternity lounge, and he would come by and talk to us for a couple of minutes. Simple gestures like that are the reason Skip will eternally be a beloved Deacon, and will always be in our prayers.
July 28, 2007
My deepest sympathy goes out to you. What a shock to everyone. Fans, family and friends, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. WFU pull together and win the title this year, I'll be pulling for you!
July 28, 2007
HEY I MEET HIM A COUPLE OF TIME AND HE WAS A NICE GUY AND HE TALK TO YOU AND HE WAS A GOOD COACH AND HEAVEN GOT A GOOD MAN WHEN HE GET THERE AND MY FAMILY AND I ARE PRAY FOR YOU
July 28, 2007
Forever Skip Prosser's impact will be a positive influence in the world. The enormity of his kindness to others and the example he set by being a true gentleman will motivate all who have been introduced to him through those who knew him and are sharing why he was such a special person. He was a great coach with a passion for teaching and influencing others to become better. Thank you Skip for teaching us how to be better to everyone. Your gift through the life that you shared with us will hopefully motivate immitation. The world will become better by bringing true peace and happiness to all who emulate you.
July 28, 2007
Skip Prosser was class in every sense of the world -- and college athletics,not to mention WFU, will miss him greatly. Our prayers are with his family and the Wake Forest family as well.
July 28, 2007
I am a life long Xavier Fan and was very saddened to hear of the loss of Skip. Skip is a part of some of my fondest memories while in college...XU beating UC when number one! What a great man, true Musketeer. We are proud to have had him part of our program. God Bless the Prosser family.
July 28, 2007
Mark and family,
Duke, I just wanted to tell you how sad I was to hear of your dad's passing. I have so many great memories of your dad from attending Xavier Basketball camps and hearing Pete Gillen's stories about him missing Pete's pregame talks in the NCAA tournament to check on our beloved Maroon Knights to he having conversations with him during the season I was fortunate enough to help coach you at Central. I learned a lot from your dad about basketball but more about life, always staying humble and remembering where you came from. I hope you and your family can find a way to get through this and you continue to follow in your dad's footsteps with the vigor he had because you know that's what he would want for you! Rest in peace Skip Prosser. Maroon Knight forever!
July 28, 2007
Grew up watching Skip coach Xavier basketball. He is "the Coach" of my childhood. All that Skip did for Xavier will always be remembered.
July 28, 2007
My blessings go out to the Prosser family,and to the Wake Nation. Altough I am a fan of NCSU, I've been attending Coach Prosser's camp for the past two years, and will be going this week.I will remember his saying "If you can't be on time, be early". I was lucky enough to receive the "3 to 6" award named after Josh Howard from coach and I will never forget it.
Thank you, Coach Prosser, for being a part of the triad. Job well done!
July 28, 2007
We are still in shock and the reality of Skip Prosser's death has still not settled in our brains. We are truly sorry and extend our sincere sympathy and prayers to the family. May God grant you his grace, strength and peace.
July 28, 2007
Coach, thanks for all you did for the Xavier Family. We will always remember you as the guy who would always do the right thing. Right by the school and right by the players. Thanks for all the memories. You will not be forgotten.

Peace!

Tom Partridge
Cincinnati OH
XU Class of 88
July 28, 2007
we will pray for your family and we will miss
thanks
lewis
July 28, 2007
Heaven's gain is our loss. Coach Prosser taught players, coaches, officials and fans life's lessons. He was so much more than a basketball coach. The anecdote about Josh Howard coming off the practice court asking "Who is Gengis Khan?" is priceless. He will be missed.

Judge Robert J. "Bobby" Conrad
Clemson '80
July 28, 2007
GOD SENDS US MANY BLESSINGS;AND YOU WERE ONE ON THEM FOR MY CHILD,AND OUR FAMILY. THANK YOU;AND GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
July 28, 2007
Coach Prosser turned this Kentucky resident and U.K. Wildcat fan into an avid Deacon fan. He treated his players and fans with such respect and coached from the sidelines with true class. I feel like we all have lost a kind and gentle family member.
July 28, 2007
My condolences go out to the entire Prosser family, as well as the WFU family. I have never met Skip, but it sounds like he was someone anyone would be proud to have known and called a friend. I will miss seeing him on the sidelines while watching my Tarheels play the Deacons. May God be with you at this time.
July 28, 2007
Xavier's loss was Wake Forest's gain and both schools grieve together. Skip elevated Xavier's program; after he left, I adopted Wake as a second team to root for. May God bless the Prosser Family through this difficult time.
July 28, 2007
Our deepest sympathies to Skip's family - and all who knew him. What a loss.
July 28, 2007
My condolence to the Prosser family. Skip will be greatly missed as coach of Wake Forest basketball. Rest in peace coach Prosser.
July 28, 2007
My deepest sorrow for the family's loss. Mr and Mrs Prosser were an absolute pleasure to do business with and were considered more than customers, they were friends. God bless Mrs. Prosser and the Prosser family.
July 28, 2007
I'll always remeber as a kid growing up around the Xavier program, the time skip took to talk to every camper when he ran Pete's basketball camp, or how approachable he was at Zip's or Happs or after mass at Bellermine. He was a neighbor of my grandparents and they just loved him, God Bless you Skip and my thoughts and prayers to the Prosser family
July 28, 2007
Skip you will missed and fondly remembered. You were one in our profession who always found time for more than just a casual "hello" when you saw him. You made sure to take the time to have a conversation and for younger guys in this profession, that made an impression. God bless you and your family. We are all better for having spent time with you.
July 28, 2007
R.I.P coach you touched more people than you will ever know
July 28, 2007
Skip Prosser was a great man, coach and proud to be a Demon Deacon! He brought a breath of fresh air to the basketball program and to the ACC. My husband and I moved to the South Carolina coast 2 years ago from Winston-Salem. Other than our families, we missed watching Coach Prosser lead our beloved Deacons to victory. He is now gently held in God's loving arms. God Bless the Prosser family.
July 28, 2007
Our hearts and prayers are with you.
July 28, 2007
My prayers go out to the Prosser family during this sad time. I never met Skip, but followed the Deacs over the years as I used to cover games for some of the media when I lived in W/S.
July 28, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 28, 2007
As a fan for the last four years, and the coming years, this is a great loss to me. I'll never forget watching coach on the sidelines....He was a great inspiration to all the wake fans. I'll miss his "energy" most of all......
July 28, 2007
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With All Of The Prosser Family
July 28, 2007
Mark & Scotty,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Although I did not know your Dad personally, he did speak at my graduation ceremony from Central. I was truly inspired by his words and the way that he communicated his love of life. I know that the city of Wheeling will be forever grateful that they knew the brilliant coach early in his career.
July 28, 2007
Skip: You are teaching them the finer points of basketball now. You left us teaching to the end: we all need to maximize our days. Prayers to the Prosser family.
July 28, 2007
As a member of the Deacon family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Coach Prosser. My heart goes out to his family, friends, team, and my fellow Wake Forest Community. With such a tight knit school (aka "family") as we are, losing any member is devastating. We must hold strong, keep our memories close, and persevere on.
July 28, 2007
rest in peace coach,our thought's and prayers are with your family and friends during this time of loss.
July 28, 2007
Growing up as an ACC Basketball Fan, I always viewed Coach Prosser as one of the classiest and well respected coashes in the ACC and country. It is awful to lose a great coach and teacher at such a young age, but more importantly to lose a wonderful person, husband and father.

God Bless you, the Wake Forest Family and your family in this time of sadness.
July 28, 2007
rest in peace coach .thanks for the good memory
July 28, 2007
Shocked. Speechless. Sad.
July 28, 2007
I am a State alum but loved watching and listening to Skip Prosser on TV and radio and at games. The memories will endure and all of us he touched will carry his legacy forward. God bless the Prosser family.
July 28, 2007
I had just met Coach Prosser at the Peach Jam in Augusta two week ago. He was staying at my hotel and Al-Farough and Tony Wood had just announced they were going to Wake. I am a Tech guy and my oldest son played wth Al-Farough his freshman year at Wesleyan. So I have watch Al-Farough grow up. Of course I was rooting for him to go to Tech. I saw Coach Prosser in the lobby and I was wearing a Tech T-shirt. He commented to me about it and we talked for a few minutes.

I was there because my middle son is on the 16u Georgia Stars and I have followed both the 16 and 17 teams around all spring and summer so I know Al-Farough because of he Stars and Wesleyan.

On Friday (2 weeks ago) I was returning to the hotel from a round of golf and was in the parking lot. Coach Prosser was running in the parking lot and when I got out of the car. He stopped running and came up to me and said "I am getting too old for this". I told him that he looked great and he needed to keep it up.

Later that day I saw him at the tournament and we talked again. I told him that grew up in Fayetteville and have always been an ACC fan. I told him I was going to have to adopt Wake as my second team since Al-Farough and Tony were headed there. He told me to give him a call if I was ever wanting to come to a game.

In my brief association with Coach Prosser I could not believe how open he was for conversation to someone that was basically a stranger. He will be missed my many and I can only pray for his family and friends. I cannot believe he is gone.
July 28, 2007
Coach, your insight, knowledge, and mere presence will be greatly missed. Thank you for influencing the lives of so many. We have lossed one of the great one's but your legacy will continue through the lessons he has taught. Thanks again Coach!!!
July 28, 2007
Please know that you and your family have the love and pryers from many Wake Forest alumni. Our family is one of them.
July 28, 2007
Family Members,
You have my deepest sympathy on the death of your loved one. Mr. Prosser's family and friends will miss him greatly as well as the basketball community. At John 5:28, 29, God promises that he will remember the ones in the memorial tombs by a resurrection. This thought brings us comfort and hope.
July 28, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the Prosser family. Skip was a wonderful man and teacher. We celebrate his life. God bless.
July 28, 2007
I have sat down to type often since Thursday afternoon, but nothing I typed made sense. What could I possibly write that hadn’t been said by so many already? But excuses never worked with Skip, so here I sit to attempt to do justice to the memory of a man who I worked with daily for four years. I have so many memories of Skip. The fondest have nothing to do with him as a coach, but witnessing him as a husband, a father and a friend. It has been said by many, but it is so very true - he was a good coach, but a great man. Due to my position within the department, ours were at times competing interests, to say the least, but he always treated me with respect, usually peppered with a bit of humor or sarcasm, which I readily returned. When I moved away from W-S and WFU to a new challenge, in a new city, with a different athletic department and different basketball coach – Skip was one of the first to call that first week to make sure all was well and remind me that if I needed anything, to call. My last conversation was just a few weeks ago, it was classic Skip, running in 10 different directions, but taking a moment to put in a good word for a young person who had applied for a job here. That’s my last memory – and it’s a fitting one.

Nancy, Scott, Mark and Miss Jo - I am so very sorry for your loss - thank you for sharing him. Godspeed, Coach.
July 28, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 28, 2007
July 28, 2007
My deepest condolences to the Prosser family. I happen to be the aunt of one of the players and I am saddened to hear about your loss. I had the priviledge of meeting Mr. Prosser, while supporting my nephew at one of the games. I have always heard nothing but positive things about this great man. My prayer is that God will comfort your family and give you peace.
July 28, 2007
Coach Prosser was not only a great coach, but a truly remarkable human being. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family and the entire Wake Forest community. We have lost a friend and role model.
July 28, 2007
Skip, You will be missed. May the lord be with your family in this time of grief.

You will be missed by all
July 27, 2007
I am a huge sports fan, because of people like Skip Prosser. I was so upset when i heard that Coach prosser passed away Thursday morning from a heart attack. Coach Prosser was one of the most intelligent minds in the history of college basketball. He was a true inspiration and an outstanding motivator. He will be missed. But, his spirit will always be here to help guide everyone.

Yours Truly

SAM
July 27, 2007
So sorry to hear about the passing of "skip" we always had a great time going to the basketball game me and son and newphew. He will be miss by so many.
July 27, 2007
Coach, your passing leaves a painful void in the lives all all in the Wake community. However, your strength of character and passion for life will live on in the lives of all the young men who were influenced and guided by your example during your years at Wake Forest. God's speed you will be missed by all.
July 27, 2007
Coach Prosser made a tremendous impact upon me when my son attended the Wake Forest Basketball Camp last summer. He was approachable, candid, and eager to teach the fundamentals of the game to the young men. But more importantly, the campers (and their dads) learned more than back screens and fast breaks. Coach Prosser encouraged education, discipline and how important it was to be a true team player and citizen in life. His humor and humanity was exceptional and genuine. He was a great coach and quality educator that represented Wake Forest and the ACC with class and distinction. May God grant his family and the many lives he influenced with substantial care and comfort.
July 27, 2007
REST IN PEACE COACH PROSSER...
July 27, 2007
We are all profoundly saddened by the sudden passing of Skip Prosser. While Skip was one of the best college basketball coaches in the nation, he was a far greater human being. Although some of us have never met Skip, his unique character and passion for Wake Forest University made us all feel connected to him personally—so much so that we all feel as if we have lost a member of our family.
July 27, 2007
God Bless the Prosser family. They will need you in the days to come.
July 27, 2007
What a great coach, family man, and leader of education. Skip, Thanks for taking your time with my kids at your basketball camp. They will always remember you and what you stood for. Our prayers go out to Skip's family.
July 27, 2007
Skip was a credit to the best basketball conference in the country. He was a class act and will be missed by all fans. I admired him and his team. Always prepared, always tough.

Dr Hog, a true blue heal
July 27, 2007
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 27, 2007
Rest in Peace George.
July 27, 2007
Last year I had the opportunity to visit two of Wake's practices and when I came to the second one he addressed me by my first name. I was a high school assistant and he is a D-1 coach and he remembered my first name after meeting just once. I pray that I can have the same impact on the players that I coach and the people that I come in contact with that Coach Prosser had on so many. My prayers for the family of a good person.
July 27, 2007
Our prayers to the Prosser and Edwards families...Rest in peace Skip.
July 27, 2007
HI SKIP PROSSER FAMILY
WILL MISSS YOU ALL AND FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYER WITH YOU
July 27, 2007
Coach you will be missed and will always have a place in the heart of every Deacon fan. Thanks for the memories. God speed.
July 27, 2007
Our prayers and hugs to each of you. Our son Jamie Keller was lucky enough to have met Coach Prosser this past year as a freshman member of the band. Coach made the Wake spirit happen, the band was thrilled to go along for the great ride he initiated. An incredible person, role model, and family man is very missed.
July 27, 2007
Words cannot explain how sadden I have been since hearing of Skip's death. I will miss his bench and life presence. Hit a three up there for all of us.
July 27, 2007
With deepest sympathy to the Prosser family from a friend and a Kings Point classmate.
July 27, 2007
GOD BLESS COACH,AND DECON FANS ON YOUR LOST.GA.TECH AND ACC FAN
July 27, 2007
As a life long Deacon fan and mom of a current Screaming Demon, our entire family was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Coach Prosser. My son was saying today that he had the privilege of talking with the Coach for a few minutes last season and those minutes made a lasting impression. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Wake Forest and all of college sports has lost a real class act and the world has lost a fine example of a teacher, mentor, family man and coach. Rest in peace Coach Prosser
July 27, 2007
Skip was a terrific coach and a classy guy. He operated in an above-board way that few other coaches do. He conducted hdimself in a very honest way. For that I admire him and it is a big reason that I continued to pull for him. As a Xavier Alum and a Musketeer Basketball fan, thanks to Skip for all that he did in his time at XU. He certainly left our program better than he found it. Thanks to his family for sharing him with us - the thoughts of myself and my family are with you during this tough time.
July 27, 2007
The words family, integrity, and teacher come to mind when I think of Coach Prosser. My son Ryan was being recruited by Wake and we visited the campus and had the wonderful experience of being able to spend time with Coach Prosser. He had your full attention from explaining to us about his degree from college in Nautical Science,talking about Chris Paul, or the admiration he had for Coach Jeff Battle , his fondness for academic counselor Jane Caldwell, and how proud he was of his family. We drove away thinking we had just spent time with someone who we had our first meeting with face to face but he had that remarkable ability to put you at ease and you felt like you had known him for years.
July 27, 2007
We have just lost "one of the good guys." I met Coach Prosser at a basketball clinic at Belmont Abbey College last fall. He was awesome, and took the time to tell me a story or two even though pressed for time. His joyful attitude towards life and warm smile are traits I hope one day I'll be able to share with others as he did me.
July 27, 2007
Skip we'll always love you for bring our demon deacons to the fore front of college basketball. You are truly an inspiration to coaches everywhere.
July 27, 2007
we will miss you here coach
July 27, 2007
Being a Carolina fan, I remember how classy Coach Prosser was to the Tarheels a few years ago when our team was going through a tough period.When asked why he took his starters out early, he responded with, something to the effect, that Carolina had so much pride and history and why should you kick them while they were down. He was the epitome of class.
God bless his family, and the entire Wake Forest community.
July 27, 2007
July 27, 2007
I am distraught over this tragedy. I was so proud of the way Skip represented Wake Forest. He was such a terrific role model that I never questioned what went on on the basketball court, when times were not so good, though most times were good. I live in Cincinnati now, and the folks here are as upset as those of us in the Wake community. My condolences to Skip's family - you can rightfully feel very proud of the kind of man he was.
July 27, 2007
I am originally from Wheeling, WV (WPHS class of '92) and a class of '96 Wake alum. I didn't know Coach Prosser personally, but I feel like I did. Not too many people coach in my small hometown in WV AND at my undergrad that I LOVE! I'm still in shock and I can't believe he's gone. He's truly a class act and will be sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Even those of us who didn't even have the honor of interacting with him personally are reeling from this inexplicable loss. Skip Prosser was the embodiment of all of the essential qualities of being a true Demon Deacon: leadership, class, passion, humor, and heart. Wake Forest will never be the same....you will be missed always, Coach.
July 27, 2007
It is a profound legacy Skip Prosser leaves. Of his life much has been written and spoken...all positive. He was an example...a mentor...encourager...a man of integrity...he was engaging...ethical...passionate....inspirational...approachable...gen-uine...and so much more. A life that makes a difference in the hearts and minds of others is the best we can hope for. Skip Prosser lived that life before us. We are grateful. We pray that his family will be flooded with wonderful memories and surrounded by the warmth,strength and love of WFU, the community, and most of all, the Lord. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
July 27, 2007
We were saddened to hear of this tragedy over here in Scotland. I had the pleasure of meeting Skip a few times, and every time I did he was a gentleman and one of the most genuine people I have met. For someone who had achieved so much in his career, he was a regular guy who bought us beers when we visited Wake last year and made us feel so welcome. You made an impact on me Skip, I can only hope I can learn from you as a coach and person.
July 27, 2007
Skip totally embraced Cincinnati while he was here. In fact many people in the Cincy area followed Wake Forest because of him. He was the epitome of what a college coach should be. I am in a wheelchair from a spinal cord injury 8 years ago. I was attending the UC vs XU game when UC was #1 with Kenyon Martin and I was there early. I was struggling to go up a hill and Skip came by and offered to take me to my seat. Of course they ended up beating the #1 team in the nation that night.
July 27, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Coach Prosser, his team, and the entire Wake Forest community. Mr. Prosser will be greatly missed by many.
July 27, 2007
my love for Xavier was embodied in the greatness of it's representatives. Skip was truly one of them!
July 27, 2007
My prayers are with you. May the Lord give you the Peace that surpasses all understanding. Mr. Prosser will be truly missed by this community.
July 27, 2007
Winston-Salem was fortunate to have had this spirit spend time with us and I for one, am thankful.
July 27, 2007
A man of many words just not catchy sayings , Coach Prosser touched many lives. Coaches inspire not only their players but fans and regular folk. We all need to look to the example Coach set. Praise the Lord for letting us have him for 56 years. May Coach's words and others like him ring in our ears as we touch those around us like He would want us to. God bless you and your family, Coach. We are all the better because of you.
July 27, 2007
May the Father hold you in his loving hand in this time of sorrow and loss.

Wake Forest Class of 1960
July 27, 2007
Our prays are with his family. He will surely be missed.
July 27, 2007
Skip was the epitomy of class and integrity. All that he touched at Xavier will miss him deeply. Skip was loved by us, even though he was no longer our coach. He meant that much to many Muskie fans. He will be missed but never forgotten. All my prayers go out to Nancy, Scott and Mark. The Muskie family will always be there for you!
July 27, 2007
My prayers & thoughts go out to the Prosser family and the entire Wake Forest community.Even upon awakening this morning I still find this hard to believe.They say the Lord doesnt do anything without a reason,my question is what was the reason for taking a great man ? may the Lord bless you as we all go this this sadden death.
July 27, 2007
Our son and daughter-in-law spent eight years at WFU getting educations in journalism and medicine respectively. Both had nothing but high praise for Skip not only as the basketball coach, but as a visible, appraochable member of the campus community. When Zack told me by phone last night that they were "rolling the quad' in coach's honor, I couldn't help but think that Skip would certainly have approved. The Wake Forest family has lost a wonderful ambassador. Go "Deacs!
July 27, 2007
The Wake Forest community has lost a great coach and leader. I will personally miss his great quotes after games that always brought a smile to my face even after a loss. God Bless his family.
July 27, 2007
I did not know Coach Prosser intimately,although he was very gracious to me in our casual meetings at games and sportman's meeting. I felt that he and Coach Grobe brought a hugh amount of credibilty to their respective sports. My wife received an autographed WFU basketball poster from him on her retirement through the efforts of one of her friends whose son played at Xavier. She was so grateful for that gesture. He became like a member of our family, and as an alum of WFU I thought he was absolutely fantastic. The last time I saw him was at the Raleigh Sportmans meeting, he was very friendly, as usual,and we talked very briefly in the parking lot. What a wonderful personality and what a tragic loss to his family, the Wake Forest community, Winston-Salem, and the game of basketball. I shall remember him for a long, long time.
July 27, 2007
Nancy and family,
Skip always said at basketball camp, "If you can't be on time, be early!" I have used that to this day with my family and students.
I will never forget his kindness related to my son Eric. Please accept my condolences and know that I will keep you in my prayers. May he rest in peace.
July 27, 2007
I was a student of Coach Prosser at Wheeling Central. He was a great teacher who always tried to get the most out of you.
July 27, 2007
My first year at WFU was Skip's first year as well. It was an exciting 4 years of basketball and losing him is like losing part of my Wake experience. He always emanated class. Class and enthusiasm are something that he instilled not only in his players, but in the entire campus as well. He will truly be missed. My prayers go out to the Prosser family and to my Wake family!
July 27, 2007
To the family of prooser i want to say to you may god keep you and he will be there with you and know that all your of your help come from the lord may god bless you and keep you all
July 27, 2007
July 27, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 27, 2007
We will missed skip in a big way,in the good time when the team won or lost he would take the good as well the bad,and now he is coaching god team.thank-you skip.and we all need to pray for his family.
July 27, 2007
We were transferred from Winston-Salem 1 year ago but still went back many times for Wake Forest basketball games! Skip Prosser was a genius at turning around our troubled but beloved Demon Decon basketball program from the minute he arrived. He said other teams weren't intimated when they came to our home games....now we have the Wake Forest Nation, LOUD AND PROUD! Thank you Skip for your integrity, hard work, and the respect you brought to the Wake Forest Demon Decons Basketball Team. You will be missed forever.
God bless your soul, and may he keep and comfort your friends and family.
July 27, 2007
A great coach with integrity, class and character who did the sport the right way. You will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May GOD Bless you and keep you strong in this trying time
July 27, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family. We were so saddened to hear of his sudden passing. He will be greatly missed by all the Wake Forest Community.
July 27, 2007
My condolences to the Prosser family. He was an excellent coach and above all an excellent man. The world lost a great man, but heaven just gained another angel. God Bless.
July 27, 2007
Just finishing my first year at Wake Forest, I had little time to expereince the wonderful school spirit of the Screamin' Demons that Coach Prosser fostered so much. Though new to the WFU community, the effect of this tragic event has shocked me more than I imagined. I think Coach Prosser made such a positive impact on the entire student body, influencing all of us, even when it wasn't basketball season. That's how committed he was to our team, our school, and our students. I am grateful to have been lucky enough to have spent the beginning of my college career with Coach Prosser on board. My prayers to the Prosser family and to all his players.

-Kelly Makepeace, class of 2010
July 27, 2007
Man, I was stunned when I heard that Skip died. I send my thoughts and prayers to the Prosser family. I remember when he coached Wheeling Central High School. You will be missed Skip. R.I.P.
July 27, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser Family as well as the Wake Forest family. Mr.Skip is in a place now where he for sure can't suffer a defeat. He now has a Real winning record. R.I.P
July 27, 2007
Skip, we all strive to leave this world in a better place than when we entered it. You have touched so many people who will forever remember you as an individual with the utmost class and humility. Enjoy heaven, I guess God needed a great coach with Him!!!
July 27, 2007
Coach was a great one. He not only was a great coach, but he was a molder of men. We will miss him.
July 27, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers. The Xavier Nation lost a true leader and teacher.
July 27, 2007
One of the best parts of WFU basketball was Coach Prosser. He gave not only the student body, but Winston-Salem as a community their spirit and kept us all going through the highs and the lows. My sincerest thoughts to the Prosser family and the WFU Athletic Staff. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
July 27, 2007
My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser family.
July 27, 2007
You will be greatly missed.You were a great guy!My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and friends.May your soul rest in Peace.

God Bless
July 27, 2007
You were a great person and you will be missed a lot.May your soul rest in peace.My prayers are with you, your family and friends.

God Bless,
July 27, 2007
Rest in peace,George
July 27, 2007
Sorry for your loss but praying for your strength in the days ahead.
July 27, 2007
Growing up in a small town on Tobacco Road I learned quickly to love the game of basketball. To a true fan of the game, Wake fan or not, what a class act! He's the kind of coach I would want my kid to play for. What a roll model. Not to hear his name mentioned along with the negativity the game sometimes brings is a breath of fresh air. Skip will be missed.
July 27, 2007
To Nancy, Scott, Mark and the entire Prosser family, the Wake Forest community, the basketball staff, players and personnel. The Packer family expresses it's sincere condolences. Skip will forever live in the hearts of all that knew him and the principles by which he lived will live on through all those that he touched. Our solemn prayers and wishes are with you.
Dick, Karen and Shawn Packer
July 27, 2007
We are deeply saddened to hear of Coach Prosser's death. Even though I am a Tarheel, my husband is a lifelong Wake Forest fan. We have always looked at the ACC as a family of sorts and yesterday we lost one of our own. We will keep Coach Prosser's family, friends and players in our prayers. He will be greatly missed.
July 27, 2007
Say it ain't so, Skip! I am in shock. I was one of his "6th man" club. Coach Skip was in the prime of his life. My basketball started with Bones and stretched to Coach Skip. I offer my thanks, prayers and sincere condolences to Nancy, Scott, Mark, his mom, the entire family, the team, staff, university, fans, and friends. Thanks, Coach for six wonderful years! You will be sorely missed! We lost a great one, but Bones gained a heavenly pal and coaching buddy.
July 27, 2007
Skip, you were a great teacher, leader, coach, and person. You will be deeply missed. May God be with your family, friends, players, staff, and Wake Forest University.
July 27, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the Prosser family. Skip was a class act. Our hearts and prayers go out to Wake Forest, the team and the City of Winston-Salem. This is a tremendous loss.
The Family of Otis Skipper, Wake Forest's greatest cheerleader
July 27, 2007
I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences for the Family and Friends of Coach Prosser. I have been a Duke Fan since I moved to NC in 1981 (am presently living in the Philippines), but always appreciated and respected Coaches like Coach Prosser. The college game has lost one of their great coaches...and Teachers'!
July 27, 2007
Thanks for restoring great basketball seasons at Wake Forest, Skip.
Class of 1998
July 27, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family at this most trying time. Skip was a great man that may of us admired for his character and integrity. He will truly be missed. God Bless.
July 27, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family, as well as the WFU family.
July 27, 2007
Coach Prosser was the personification of class. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten!
July 27, 2007
Thanks Coach...for everything! Thanks Nancy and sons for allowing Skip to be a part of our family as well.
July 27, 2007
Skip was a role model for the best of what sports can represent, both on the court and off. Such a tragic loss for the world. My condolences to the family.
July 27, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach Prosser's family and the Wake Forest University family during this most tragic time. Coach Prosser was a man who lived his life with great compassion for those around him. Watching him at the LVJ coach his boys, congratulate them when they accomplished a win or console them when they lost. When you met him out and about he always had a smile and time to talk to you. The man known as Coach Prosser is gone but the legacy he left the fans, students, University and his team will live forever.
July 27, 2007
As a fan who does not live in Winston Salem any longer, I only knew Skip the coach and not the man. I am saddened for that. My family prays for all of the Prosser family and the rest of the Deacon community that we will carry on in honor of our outstanding departed coach.
July 27, 2007
My 10- and 12-year-old nephews are among the Deacons' most loyal fans, and have used Wake Forest basketball as their topics for school projects whenever possible. Coach Prosser could have simply forwarded their requests to the Sports Information office, but he took the time to personally respond to their requests for information. The fact that a nationally recognized coach encouraged young students in their schoolwork speaks volumes about Coach Prosser's character. His death is a tremendous loss to the university and the community as well as his family.
July 27, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, Scott and Mark. We will always remember Skip as a great person and coach. What an asset he was to the Wake Forest Nation. He will be missed by all of us.
July 27, 2007
A gentle giant - everytime I watched Wake play, it was because of Coach Prosser. He lit up the screen with that winning smile & his enthusiasm was like none other. I loved him and never had the privilege of meeting him face to face, but I considered him a friend in the basketball arena. Your family was truly blessed to have him be a part of you.......
July 27, 2007
My prayers are with the Prosser family. Thank you coach for some great Deacon basketball. What a class act for Wake Forest. Go Deacs!
July 27, 2007
Great guy, great coach will miss him
July 27, 2007
The last time that I talked with Skip he was consoling me at my husband's (Coach Bobby Hussey) funeral on June 29. Skip was the true meaning of the word "friend" to all the people that he knew. My thoughts, my love, and my prayers are with the members of his family as they go through these difficult days. I guess God needed two basketball coaches to help coach his team. God bless you and hold you in his loving arms.
July 27, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

July 27, 2007
You will be missed. God bless.
July 27, 2007
As a sports fan who appeciates good coaching and character ... Coach Prosser had both! I'm shocked and dismayed at his passing and so very young. To his family, friends and the Wake Forest Community - our deepest sympathy.
July 27, 2007
I did not attend Wake Forest, but grew up a Demon Deacon fan. Coach Prosser carried himself with class and dignity on and off the court. The basketball season will not be the same without seeing him calling plays and walking the sidelines. He will be missed by the Deacon Nation and college basketball fans throughout. May our prayers be with the Prosser family and the Wake Forest community. God bless.
July 27, 2007
From a WFU Father/Son camp dad..

Coach said his favorite camp was Father/Son, and you could tell. His Christian character, extraordinary coaching ability, and profound motivational skills were gifts from heaven and will not be forgotton.

To his family, may the peace of God that passes all understanding be yours during this most difficult time. May your memories of him be your treasure until our Lord reunites you. This photo of my son and I with coach is a treasure and I reflect on it daily at work. He helped my son and I build memories that will last a lifetime. God's peace to you and yours.

Sincerely,
Van, Amanda, Tyler, and Briana Sullivan
July 27, 2007
I was fortunate to attend nearly every home game at Xavier during Skip's tenure, and then attend his post-game press conferences. A wonderful, literate, compassionate and entertaining guy, a sound mind in a sound body, a man for others.

Missed, dearly.
July 27, 2007
Our condolences to the family of Skip Prosser and the whole Wake Forest community. We had the great pleasure of watching Skip coach while living in Cincinnati, Ohio and followed his career to Wake Forest. We were also Demon Deacon fans from our years living in Winston-Salem. We knew it was a great match for Skip and the ACC. He seemed like such a wonderful man and we will miss watching him coach.
July 27, 2007
Absolute class act, and representative of what college basketball, and life in general should be about. Skip will be sorely missed.
July 27, 2007
dear Nancy,
My heart reaches out to you and please know you are loved, Skip made Wake basketball exciting honourable and vibrant. His legacy will keep him alive for many years to come. Much love and comfort to you.
July 27, 2007
Wake has been blessed by the influence of a man who loved his work and always represented the University with dignity and courage. He took all Deacon fans with him on a journey to basketball recognition that we have never seen before. May God bless his family during these hard days of suffering through an unexpected loss of one so dear to them.
July 27, 2007
I am so sorry for your lost. God bless you.
July 27, 2007
I had the great fortune of attending Kings Point with Skip back in 1968 and over the years developed a lasting freindship with him and his family. He loved his Pittsburgh roots and I saw the tremendous influence his parents had on him.
My sympathies go out to his mother, his wife and his two sons. He knew what a lucky man he was and how he had been blessed. He loved life and spread goodwill wherever he ventured. He will be sorely missed.
July 27, 2007
The world lost a great person who always operated with class. He was so much more than a coach. He always had time for others and set such a wonderful example. He will be greatly missed by all.
July 27, 2007
I am broken hearted. I will miss his presence on the sidelines.
July 27, 2007
I didn't know Skip personally, but I remember his days at Xavier and what a class act he was. He was a great coach and a great person. He will be missed. Thanks Skip, for being you.
July 27, 2007
skip,I will sorely miss you not only for your basketball knowledge, and love for the game,but the great character that you possed. this coming football, and basketball season's our teams will play with very heavey heart's we will play for you Coach! RIP SKIP
July 27, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 27, 2007
A class act in every sense. What a terrible loss for the sport, for the ACC community. My heart and prayers go out to my friends at Wake, the town of Winston-Salem and college basketball fans everywhere. He will be missed.

From a Tar Heel,
Go Deacs.
July 27, 2007
College Basketball lost an awesome guy yesterday. As a Duke fan, I had tremendous respect for Skip Prosser and the Wake Forest basketball program. My thoughts and prayers are with the Wake Forest community and with his wife and family. He will be missed dearly. College basketball wont be the same without him.
July 27, 2007
The world of college basketball and higher education has lost a great coach and an even greater man. My condolences to the Prosser family and the entire Wake Forest community.
July 27, 2007
Coach Prosser was a great coach and according to those who knew him best, an even better man. My most heartfelt condolences to Coach Prosser's family and friends.
July 27, 2007
As a native of the area and the son of two parents who attended Wake, I have closely followed WFU basketball my entire life. I have never been more enthusiastic about the program as I was during Skip Prosser's tenure. It was a privilege to have him lead our team. Loosing a loved one too soon can be a most daunting challenge. Please know our hearts goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
July 27, 2007
I am so very deeply saddened by this huge loss because college athletics has lost a giant. As great a coach as Skip Prosser was he will be forever remembered as a greater teacher, husband and father. Today as sports fans we grieve together but as human beings Skip Posser taught us and showed us by example how to lead a good,honest and productive life. I believe the greatest title that coach Prosser would have enjoyed was that of good friend to all that he came in contact with.
July 27, 2007
From an NCSU alum, my deepest sympathies to the Prosser family.
July 27, 2007
Pleaes accept my regrets in your loss and the loss to WF. I have only been able to follow from a distance, but have appreciated what I have read. Our sympathies.
Milton Snyder WF '51
July 27, 2007
Rest In Peace.
July 27, 2007
I had the pleasure of being a student of Coach Prosser while he taught History at Wheeling Central HS in the early 80's. Our basketball team won the WV state finals in 1982. I have watched his career and admired him for over 20 years now. He will be missed greatly. Rest in peace, Skip.
July 27, 2007
I didn't know Skip personally but I watched his Xavier teams when he brought them into Dayton to play the Flyers. Skip and his team always carried themselves with much class. He will be missed.
July 27, 2007
Our heartfelt condolences to the Prosser Family and to all of Coach's many friends, colleagues and players. Shocked and saddened. A good man taken from us way too soon.

The Remington Family
John (WFU, '76)
Jan
Emily (WFU, '02)
Andrew
July 27, 2007
I had the pleasure of meeting Coach Prosser on several occasions. As a student athlete we would see him often and he always had a kind word to say and would always take the time to say hello. My favorite Skip moment came after Wake Forest beat Texas at Lawrence Joel. After the game there were players everywhere, recruits walking around and I introduced Skip to my mom. Not only did he give us his undivided attention but wanted to know both my mom's name and what my name was as well. That class and respect that he afforded to everyone will be sorely missed and is what makes this so hard. I hope that we can all take some of the grace that he displayed on a daily basis and use it in our lives for the good of everyone.
July 27, 2007
Of the big four, I suppose he was the third most successful coach. But, as a guy with humble roots who never lost sight of who he was and what he believed it, he was one of the best people. The ACC is poorer for our loss.
July 27, 2007
Skip was a great man and will sorely be missed.

R.I.P. Skip.
July 27, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser and Wake family. My son attended basketball camp there a couple of years ago and was very impressed with Coach Prosser's hands on involvment with the campers. He said he was "just a regular man" who seemed to love the kids. He will be greatly missed.
July 27, 2007
My prayers go out to Nancy and espcially Scott and Mark. It is very difficult loosing a father but prayers do get you through these times. My sons loved attending the WFU summer basketball camps and loved Coach Prosser talks during the camps. My oldest son had aspirations of playing for Coach Prosser even though he is a UNC fan; he always stated after the camps what a great teacher and caring person he was to all the campers. Coach Prosser will be truely missed by the Winston-Salem community. May God Bless the Prosser family during this difficult time.
July 27, 2007
I didn't have a chance to meet or get acquainted with Coach Prosser;however, a friend of mine (Kirk Blackard) and graduate of Wake Forest shared the following with me. I thought that it spoke volumes about Coach.

"That's right. I recall meeting him four years ago and asking if he might be interested in Anthony Morrow who was a student I worked with at Latin. He said he was familar with Anthony, but already had his man at that position, Cameron Stanley. His next question to me was, "Is Anthony a good person?" He was interested in the person as much as the player.

"I admired Prosser more after that evening because the fame and accolades did not go to his head. He was approachable, he would look you in the eyes and was happy to engage in conversation with anyone."
July 27, 2007
As a life long Duke fan, Coach Prosser was a man I respected and liked very much. I send my deepest sympathies to his family and the Wake Forest community. The Coach will be greatly missed.
July 27, 2007
Skip, there's just no way for me to tell you how grateful I am for everything that you did for me, even when you didn't have to. From working camps to having lunch with your sons to getting my family tickets to Xavier games to just being a good friend, you did all of that when you didn't have to. I can't imagine what MY life would be like had you NOT gone to coach at Xavier. I wouldn't have even known about the school, let alone looked into it. Everything else that happened after is a blessing. You will truly be missed. Thanks for everything.
July 27, 2007
As a lowly Freshman at X, it was refreshing for the head coach of the basketball team to stop and chat with me about the upcoming season. Skip was and is the epitome of a Xavier man-good natured, a continued student of the world around him, and someone who never forgot where he came from.
You are missed already Skip.
July 27, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
July 27, 2007
Coach Prosser always displayed the most elusive of all virtues - humility. This is a rarity in our self absorbed celebrity culture. He knew that wins and losses meant nothing when compared to his responsibility as a teacher and leader of young men. He represented the values and ideals of our university with an excellence that will be sorely missed. Goodbye Coach, you can take pride in the life you lived.
July 27, 2007
Thanks for making us all feel like champions. Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartful thoughts for all his family and Wake Forest family
July 27, 2007
Deepest sympathy and many blessings.
July 27, 2007
My husband and I are "converted" Wake Forest fans and Skip Prosser was yet another reason to be a fan. Our deepest sympathies to the Prosser family. Somewhere up in Heaven someone's hearing some really witty jokes from the Coach.
July 27, 2007
The Prosser Family,

I have followed Wake Forest Basketball for the last 4 seasons (Kyle Visser Forest Hills Central High School). I have truly enjoyed watching Kyle grow at the collegiate level due to the coaching he received from Coach Prosser. My heart goes out to his family during this very difficult time
July 27, 2007
When I hear the word Coach I will always think of you. May you rest in Peace.
July 27, 2007
This is truly a great loss, on a number of levels.

By all accounts, Mr. Prosser was a very good coach, but an even better person.

May God grant comfort to his family and friends.
July 27, 2007
Please accept my condolences on the loss of a fine, fine man. He was taken way too early. Having been a Wake Forest fan for 46 years, I have been to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows with their sports teams. When Coach Prosser came aboard, everything was 'fixed' as far as I was concerned! I read where he lived his life like he coached, with great passion. I know he loved the Lord and we must take comfort that he is with Him now. Yes, we all want him here on Earth with us but he is in a far, far better place now. May God be with the entire Prosser family at this most difficult of times. May He comfort you and bless you always.
July 27, 2007
our thoughts and prayers are with coach prosser's family. he will always be in our hearts and minds.
July 27, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 27, 2007
As a Wake Forest senior, I will greatly miss Coach Prosser's presence on campus and of course, at our basketball games. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and everyone in the Wake Forest community.
July 27, 2007
To The Prosser Family: Skip was a great, proud and talented Basketball Coach, I was born in the North Carolina and had a heart for most of the Carolina Teams. Wake Forest is one of my Favorite. I hurt with you this day. We can cherish his memories. The rivary will continue. The Lord will see us thru this if we allow Him.
July 27, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Prosser family. Like everyone else, we were stunned to hear of his sudden passing. We have tremendous memories of Skip as Muskie basketball fans during his years at Xavier. We have continued to follow his career as a coach in the years since. He was a hardworking, kind and remarkable man, and he has left an important legacy with so many young people whose lives he touched. He always led by example.
July 27, 2007
Rest in Peace.
July 27, 2007
I offer my sincerest condolences to the Prosser family and his players. As a Wake alumnus, I can say that Deacons around the nation have lost a great person who was a caring and devoted coach both on and off the court.
July 27, 2007
Skip Prosser was a truly honorable representative of Wake Forest and a gentleman through and through. I wish every coach were more like Coach Prosser, and I wish every athlete had an advocate as kind and faithful as our Coach Prosser. Hearing the national media reports, it is clear that Coach Prosser was respected and liked by all who knew him in the world of college basketball. Coach gave so much of himself in order to make Wake Forest University a better place and a school that all of us alumni are proud to call our own. Thank you, Coach Prosser, for making all of us all the more proud to be Demon Decons. We will all miss you profoundly.
July 27, 2007
I was fortunate enough to have attended Xavier University's basketball camp throughout my childhood. Coach Prosser was so involved with all of us kids. He spent many of the camp days telling us stories that would leave us bent over from laughing so hard. He certainly left a mark with all of us as a creative, kind, and charasmatic coach. He will be sorely missed.
July 27, 2007
Coach Prosser was accountable at all times for himself and his programs. Whether it was at a time when the games were won or at times when things were tough. Winning a game seems so unimportant now, but the hope and promise for the future will be warm and confident because of the memory of a man who could find humor and positves no matter how the ball bounced that day!!
July 27, 2007
Skip was a class act. As an alumnus and season ticket holder, I was always proud he was our coach. God bless him and his family.

Thanks for the memories, Skip. Rest in peace.
July 27, 2007
I am a Barton grad and a Tobacco Road fan. I will always pull for Wake...great school, and a greater tradition. Am sorry, Winston. I hurt for you all
July 27, 2007
SKIP,
YOU WILL BE MISSED, I LOVED YOUR STYLE OF COACHING."ONE OF THE BEST IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL". MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT WAKE.
July 27, 2007
Carey and I both express our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Prosser,,,we only knew him from the sidelines, but we felt like we knew him because of his ability to seemingly reach out and touch all who came in contact with him, even though it was from a television set. He will be greatly missed by many....
July 27, 2007
R.I.P. Coach Prosser. You were a great coach, and infinitely more important, a magnificent human being. You will be greatly missed. Bless all those who are hurt by his loss.
July 27, 2007
Let us not forget that in the successful 2004-05 season, Skip led Wake Forest to 17 undefeated home games. The Demon Deacons were the ONLY TEAM IN THE ACC THAT YEAR TO DEFEAT EVERY OTHER ACC TEAM, an accomplishment that doesn't happen very often. The big wins over eventual national champion UNC and over Duke, were especially impressive. Skip Prosser will be missed!
July 27, 2007
I had the honor of meeting Skip and sitting at his table at the Wilkes County Deacon Club meeting a few years ago at the Walker Center in Wilkesboro. He was truly a guy about whom it may be stated that what you saw was what you got. I do not know how we will supply his place. I saw him often at Wake soccer games and he always said hello to me and was friendly. My heart goes out to his wife and sons. There will never be another Skip Prosser. Class of '74,BA; '82 JD
July 27, 2007
Skip Prosser is known in college basketball circles as one of the good guys. Condolances to his family and my prayers go out to all family members, athletic department members and athletes at Wake. We leave this world with our reputations and Skip's reputation is a truly great man. All the comments from coaches and players coming out are heartwarming. Deep sympathies to all who knew and loved Skip, while recognizing the fact Skip is indeed in a better place!
July 26, 2007
Skip was a great example to young people. I know his spirit will always live with the people he graced.
July 26, 2007
I Didn't know you Mr Prosser,
But my Son works at Wake Forest,he was very sad to hear the new's.Our Pray's are with you all ,your wife &son's and all of Wake Forest.
May God Bless you all.
July 26, 2007
I was shocked to hear the news that Skip Prosser had passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends. It will be sad not to see him on the courts this year with his team. I always enjoyed watching him coach when Wake played against DUKE. I am a huge DUKE fan and will miss this coach a lot this basketball season.
July 26, 2007
I have covered Wake Forest BB for sometime and Skip Prosser was really good to me. I did the updates on national radio and we were usually asked to try to get Skip on Gamenight on ESPN or Fox Sports Radio's nightly shows. He was always glad to take a number and call the shows. He was good to his word with helping me. I throughly enjoyed our conversations about hoops as well as other topics. He was total class an had an awesome sense of humor! I feel so sad for Nancy, Mark, and Scott. Nancy and Skip's Mom were so prominent as faces in the crowds in Winston-Salem, cheering the Deacons and Skip. I am shocked, saddened, and I will miss him!
July 26, 2007
I remember Skip coming up to me at his basketball camp and patting me on the shoulder just to ask me if I was enjoying camp and to tell me to continue to work hard. He left saying not just these words but with a gentle laugh, "by the way I like that autograph on the back of your shirt." He had signed my shirt from a past basketball camp and I just happened to be wearing it that day. It is very difficult to hear and believe that such a great teacher and hard working individual so full of life and so proud of not just his basketball team but also his family had to leave us so soon. What a true Demon Deacon and role model Skip was to all of us. He will truly be missed.
July 26, 2007
Many thoughts and prayers from the extended ACC family - a love like none other.
July 26, 2007
My sincere sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Coach Prosser. After several years of watching him on the court, I will miss his passion for the game and his student-athletes. He has been a valuable ally to all who love college basketball.
July 26, 2007
One of the great men working in the greatest sport of all. My sympathy goes to Coach's family, friends and collegiate programs that he has touched with his presence.
July 26, 2007
I had the great honor of knowing Skip when he coached at Wheeling Central. We share many scouting notes over breakfast in New Martinsville Wv. and still talked frequently. Skip was a great person, basketball coach but even more important a great friend. My prayers are with his family at this time of sorrow. May God Bless you and ease the pain of this tragic loss.
July 26, 2007
From a Yellow Jacket, God be with our Wake Forest brothers and sisters. Particularly be with Skip's family. The ACC lost a great one today.
July 26, 2007
I met Skip twice and he showed tremendous class on both occasions. The work he did for Wake Forest will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire Wake Forest community.
July 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go to the family of Skip Prosser. As a former Head Coach at Wake Forest I had the pleasure of working with such a wonderful teacher, coach and friend. This is a terrible loss to the Wake Forest Athletic Community and my condolences to the athletic department and family.
July 26, 2007
As Pittsburgh natives and Wake Forest alumni, we are Skip Prosser super fans. He injected so much energy and enthusiasm into the Wake Forest community, and he will be truly missed.
July 26, 2007
Skip was a true role model for me. He was a mentor and a caring individual. Working for him for 3 years was the best experience. He treated me and all staff members with the utmost respect no matter what our role was with the team. The Xavier Family and college basketball lost a good person today. He treated people the right way and I will never forget that. I am blessed for meeting you Skip Prosser, may you enjoy the Irish music in heavan. My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy, Mark and Scotty!
July 26, 2007
I never met or remotely knew Mr. Prosser, but loved when Duke played against Wake because he was such a good coach and personable guy. A hard worker, and genuine person. I was truly sad to hear the news that someone so full of life had passed.
July 26, 2007
As a UNC alum and fan I've always held Coach Prosser and WFU in high regard. My condolences go out to his family and the entire Wake community. RIP Coach Prosser.
July 26, 2007
My heartfelt condolences go out to the Prosser family during this tragic time. Although I considered Skip a great coach, many much, much closer to him than me have said he was an even better man. On behalf of the Xavier Nation, my thoughts and prayers go with you, and may the grace of God be on Skip as he enters the gates of Heaven.
July 26, 2007
While I did not know Skip personally, the WFU family was proud of him and the way he served the University and the community. He will be remembered as "one-of-the good-guys."

patrick price
WFU '56
July 26, 2007
Skip was a great man, a wonderful educator, a father and a terrific husband. He carried himself with pride and dignity. Skip will always be part of the XU community as well as the WF family...may you rest in peace with the Lord our savior.
July 26, 2007
Coach Prosser made a big impression on me in his high school history classes. I've been a big fan of his ever since. He was a great teacher, parent, coach and person.

May God bless him and welcome him into His kingdom.
July 26, 2007
Skip you will be missed!!!! You ran a class act program and I would have loved to played under you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Much love!
July 26, 2007
I know of no finer man. He is the standard by which all coaches (and people for that matter) should pattern themselves after.
This world is worse off for losing him.
July 26, 2007
We are so sad of this loss, The basketball world.. we all can feel it.. Mr Prosser was a great coach, I m a WFU and UNC fan.. and you will be truly missed,, May God Bless and you and your family..

The Wall Family..
July 26, 2007
A prayer has been said for Skip, Nancy, and the entire family. We all know that Skip and Nancy were great supporters of Xavier University and loved Cincinnati Ohio. We all know that Skip was a great basketball coach. But what all of us will remember most about Skip, was that he was wonderful person to all, an honest man, a teacher, a helper, a wonderful husband, a great father, a Xavier University supporter, and so much more. Skip, you may be gone from this earth, but thousands of us will carry you around in our hearts and minds forever.
July 26, 2007
July 26, 2007
There was no finer reprentative of our University than Skip Prosser. You were a great coach and certainly a better person. My heartfelt condolences to your family.
July 26, 2007
Skip Prosser symbolized Wake: charachter, competitiveness, compassion. America has known and lost a true gentleman. This is a void unlikely to be filled, but all should aspire to the standard that Skip set for us. I am saddened but know his spirit will live with everyone he touched.
July 26, 2007
So sorry to hear about your untimly death.Skip your years at Xavier as head coach and assistant to Pete are indeed memorable.I was glad to meet you severable times.I am looking at your picture at the last Indianapolis Indy Alumni reception after The X.U. Butler game.Condolences to Nancy and your family.
July 26, 2007
Coach- you went too soon. May you rest in peace and may God comfort and sustain your family and Wake Forest University. From a Hokie.
July 26, 2007
We are so incredibly saddened by our loss but so grateful for the memories. We will always remember Coach Prosser's wit, charm, talent, spirit.... and vocabulary. Also, too, we'll remember his recognition of the fans and his commitment to driving student spirit. He made us extra proud to be a Deacon.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser family.
July 26, 2007
The Prosser family, the Wake Forest Community, the city of Winston-Salem, the state of North Carolina, the ACC, and the NCAA has today lost one of the finest men to ever be associated with the grand tradition of collegiate athletics. Coach Prosser carried the perfect balance of Demon Deacon Pride and reserved humility that made him a model of what a great coach and a great man should be. To all, and especially the Prosser family, we lift our thoughts, our prayers, and a ‘glass of the finest’ to honor Skip Prosser.
July 26, 2007
Thanks Skip fpr all you have done for everyone you touched in your so short a stay on this earth!

Rest in peace!
July 26, 2007
Our son was a Wake student from Kentucky. I was always impressed when he would call us to talk about the coach greeting students in line and maybe bringing food. He was always a class act for all of us. We share in your sorrow and pray for all of you.
The Blanton family
July 26, 2007
we give the of our praise, adore those prosser days. sing the our humble lays. mother so dear. he will always be a deacon.
john gardner jr
wfu'81,'84 law
July 26, 2007
Thanks Coach. You embodied what makes the college game so good. I'll miss seeing you in black and gold on the sidelines.
July 26, 2007
Coach you will be deeply missed; a great man, father, husband, and teacher of life. Coach had the best motivation stories out there. Don't wear out those shoes in heaven.
July 26, 2007
We won't forget you Skip..You were a great man and will be fondly remembered for the many lives you touched.
July 26, 2007
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Coach Prosser's family, coaching staff and the entire Wake Forest Athletic Department.
July 26, 2007
Skip, you were a great man...a person everyone should try to model there lives after. When I was just a kid I attended your Basketball camps at Xavier and you pushed me to succeed each year. RIP SKIP
July 26, 2007
Today we lost a coach, a father, and a friend. Skip was and always will be a beloved part of the Xavier family. He was a kind and likeable man who always had the time to talk to you no matter what. The world is at a loss with the passing of Skip.

Thanks for all of the wonderful XU memories and I will drink a pint of Guinness in your honor.
July 26, 2007
OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PROSSER FAMILY. COACH WAS AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY. HIS ATTITUDE AND COMMITTMENT WILL REMAIN ALIVE AT WFU. THANKS TO YOU WE WERE #1.
July 26, 2007
Coach Prosser you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
July 26, 2007
To the family of Skip Prosser:

He will be missed and all of our prayers are with you and your family. As a friend of Chris Paul, I know he thought alot of Coach Prosser.

Charles
July 26, 2007
My condolences to the Prosser family. Skip will be greatly missed.
July 26, 2007
Skip,

Like John Kennedy --We hardly new ya.

Go in peace and Semper Fi!
July 26, 2007
This loss has touched me deeply. I feel like I have lost a member of the family. Coach will always be remembered fondly and with great love and respect. God Bless Skip Prosser, he made the world a better place, just by being here.
July 26, 2007
Will dearly miss the man who was a teacher first, a loyal friend, and the best representative of Wake Forest I could ever hope for as a proud alumna. I will miss the press conferences with the superior vocabulary which made all the scribes scurry for dictionaries. I was so proud of his recent recruiting coups, and aglow with the prospect of another wonderful WFU basketball season. I will cherish his memory, and be fiercely proud that he taught at My School.

Sincerest and deepest condolences to his wife, sons, and the entire Wake Forest family.
July 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser family in your time of grief. Skip was a great man who was more than just a coach. He was a teacher and role model for all those who played for him at every level. God Bless!
July 26, 2007
Skip was a true gentleman, and an example for all he touched. He has been respected by even his basketball opponents like no other because of the person he was. We have all lost a treasure, but he will live on through the teaching and mentoring for which he became known. My sincerest condolences go out to Mr. Prosser's family and friends. May God be with you during this difficult time.
July 26, 2007
Just saw this in breaking news on espn news...I grew up in North Carolina with ACC Hoops....this is definitely a shock. Not only did we lose a great basketball coach, but a great person as well. My prayers go to his family and fans everywhere. RIP Coach.
July 26, 2007
To the Family , Friends, and Wake Forest College.

Skip Prosser was one of the most respected college coaches in History. We loved seeing Wake Forest games because of Mr. Prosser. He will be remembered at every future game!

Frank and Irene Swaim
Cornelia, Georgia
July 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Prosser family and the Wake Forest Community. Coach Prosser will be greatly missed by all that were touched by his coaching both on and off the court.
July 26, 2007
I attended this years ACC TOURNAMENT and was fortunate to have a good floor seat for a Wake game. I paid close attention to coach PROSSER as he did his job. The manner in which he carried himself and ran his club was quite impressive.The basketball world has lost a great ambassador and leader. My heart goes out to his family and the entire Wake Forest community. GOD be with them all.
July 26, 2007
Farewell Skip. Thank you so much for all the great years you gave us here at Xavier. The door was always open to you here and it will continue to be for your family. You leave a legacy that all college basketball coaches should learn from. So long Coach, we miss you, and Say "Hi" to Father Hoff for me.
July 26, 2007
Skip you will be missed by the thousands of fans that have known you as the class of all collegiate coaches. Xavier was most fortunate that they had you and now recognize you as one of their own. Know that our prayers will be with your family as they heal from this terrible tragedy. May God be with your family giving them strength. May you rest in peace.
July 26, 2007
I am truly saddened to hear of Skip's passing. I met him a couple of times while he coached at Xavier. He always made you feel like you were important. This is truly a devastating loss of a great man....
July 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Prosser family.
July 26, 2007
I was blessed to be there from the beginning as a part of Coach's first recruiting class as an assistant at X in 85-86...what an impression he made on me and my family as a high school kid in Phoenix...he was a masterful recruiter but first and foremost a great teacher, friend and intensely loyal...i'm shocked, saddened and speechless by this news...God be with his family
July 26, 2007
What a great down to earth person and a great coach.My condolences and prayers to the Prosser family.He will truly be missed.
July 26, 2007
We are shocked and speechless about the news of Skip's death. We remember him for his friendly nature when we saw him at football games, particularly the game at Ole Miss last year when he sat there with the rest of us through the thunder and lightning. He always coached with class and dignity and made us proud to be Deacons. We will miss him!
July 26, 2007
God Bless Skip. He will be missed. My prayers to his wife Nancy, and his sons also to his WF family and XU Family.
Tim Halloran XU class of 85
July 26, 2007
I am a third generation Demon Deacon and a Huge Sip Prosser fan, I named my cat after Skip, and was in awe of him and the way he carried himself evry time I saw him. He was a great man and an inspiration to us all. I pray that his family may go on and remeber the love he provided them. "the most importnat play in basketball is the next play" Skip P

GO DEACS
July 26, 2007
As both a fan of Wake Forest and someone who has spent time around Skip Prosser, this is very difficult news to hear. I had the opportunity to work at Coach Prosser's basketball camp several years ago, and he made each member of his camp staff as well as each of the campers feel like a part of the Wake Forest community. That same community will miss him greatly.

My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
July 26, 2007
My prayers go out to Coach Prosser's family. As a 1973 graduate living far from WFU, he always brought me great pride to be a Deacon. The Deacon family everywhere will miss him.
July 26, 2007
Skip Prosser: Christian, husband, father, gentleman, teacher, scholar, and coach. Every life he touched and every institution for which he worked was better for his presence.
Enjoy your eternal reward, Skip! We'll miss you
July 26, 2007
Sending comfort and a calming peace to Coach Prosser's wife, sons and his many friends and family..
You made us Proud to be Demon Deacons. Thousands of us could say, "That's MY coach," even if our days of Bojangle's tailgating and rolling the quad ended decades ago. You were respected, you were followed, and you were loved.
This is a sad day for the Wake Forest Community and we will honor your spirit with lifelong memories of the lives you touched.
July 26, 2007
Skip Prosser was a great coach and a great representative of Wake Forest and the ACC.

What a man!

He will be missed by all who appreciate knowledge of basketball, class, talent, dignity, manliness and respect.
July 26, 2007
I'm an ACC fan and it's like losing a family member.
July 26, 2007
What a gentleman, coach a true Demon Deacon . He will surely be missed. My husband and I are from Winston-Salem and huge supporters of the basketball team. Our heartfelt prayers to the Prosser family
July 26, 2007
Skip, you will always be a part of the lives of Xavier fans and of the basketball world. You showed us that basketball was not the only thing in life. My heart goes out to Nancy and your boys. I know you loved them dearly. You will be in my prayers
July 26, 2007
As a long-time XU fan and an Alumnus, I always liked Skip; even after he left XU. I have rooted for Wake because of Skip. He was a class act and truly one of the "good guys" in college basketball. He represented Xavier and Wake very well. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family. Godspeed Skip. St. Peter will be holding a Guinness for you at the gates.
July 26, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser's family and his current and former players. We were so lucky to have him as our coach. I hope we honor him by packing the 'Joel and being the 6th man he always appreciated. Wake Forest, Winston-Salem and the ACC lost a wonderful man.
July 26, 2007
My prayers go out to the Prosser family in this very difficult time. When my father called me today to tell me the news, I was in shock as was he. We are Duke fans, but Skip was a member of our ACC family and the pain is felt all over the conference as well. Rest in peace dear Coach. You will be missed!!
July 26, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 26, 2007
I would like to send My Condolences and Thoughts and Prayers to The Family of Skip Prosser and to Wake Forest University from a Clemson Tiger fan during this tragic situation.
July 26, 2007
As a longtime fan of Xavier basketball, I was shocked a few minutes ago to learn of Skip's death. Not just a good coach but a really good guy. I especially remember the trip to the Great Alaska Shootout. My sympathy to all his family.
July 26, 2007
Condolences from this Wolfpack fan. Skip will be missed.
July 26, 2007
Very shocking and sad day for the entire sports nation and community of Winston-Salem (my hometown). Skip was a class guy and coach who we all love and he will be missed!!!
July 26, 2007
I didn't know coach Prosser personally, but the news of his passing is very hard to take. My thoughts and prayers to his family and many friends.
July 26, 2007
As a WFU graduate, former basketball player, and steadfast fan, I'm in total shock with this news!

Skip exemplified the leadership, mentoring, and character-building qualities which influenced hundreds of WFU students and athletes! He represented the WFU institution and his family values with the utmost passion and dignity throughout his tenure with us... Thank You, Skip!!!

We just lost an exceptional person and WFU leader who's now in God's care...

My deepest sympathy, prayers, and wishes to the Prosser family...
May God and all of us bless the Prosser family at this time!
July 26, 2007
My deepest condolences to the Prosser family. Coach Prosser was a classy man, always genuine and generous. I believe the impressions he left with loved ones, students, co-workers—all those he interacted with will always outshine our current sadness.
July 26, 2007
This Tarheel Fan is very sad to learn of Coach Prosser's passing. Deepest sympathies to his wife and sons.
July 26, 2007
OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE PROSSER FAMILY. THE IS A HUGE LOSS FOR THE WAKE FOREST FAMILY AS WELL. WE GIVE THE OF OUR PRAISE , ADORN THE PROSSER DAYS. MOTHER SO DEAR.
July 26, 2007
Heartfelt sympathy goes to the Prosser family on the loss of a great person. Thank you, Skip, for being a wonderful and fine example to all. We will miss you!
July 26, 2007
One of the true Gentleman in College Basketball, Skip will be sorely missed by all. Skip did a great job as Cincinati Xavier's Coach for a number of years as an assistant and head coach. My deepest condolances to his family.
July 26, 2007
Thoughts & Prayers go out to the Demon Deacon Family from Marshall Fans. Be Strong!!
July 26, 2007
I have covered Wake Forest BB for sometime and Skip Prosser was really good to me. I did the updates on national radio and we were usually asked to try to get Skip on Gamenight on ESPN or Fox Sports Radio's nightly shows. He was always glad to take a number and call the shows. He was good to his word with helping me. I throughly enjoyed our conversations about hoops as well as other topics. I feel so sad for Nancy, Mark, and Scott. Nancy and Skip's Mom were so prominent as faces in the crowds in Winston-Salem, cheering the Deacons and Skip. I am shocked and I will miss him!
July 26, 2007
The thoughts and prayers of Maryland Terrapins fans are with the Prosser family, the Demon Deacons, the Wake Forest community and all of those who Skip Prosser touched during his wonderful life and career.
July 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prosser family.
The basketball world will miss a class act and a true professional.
July 26, 2007
Even as a Duke alum and life-long Duke fan, I have always admired Coach Prosser and respected his basketball program (and Wake Forest's in general). Even in his short time in the ACC, he made a tremendous impact (just look at the recruiting class he had lined-up for THIS year). The man was truly one of the best.

My heart goes out to his wife and family.
July 26, 2007
I am the mother of a recent Wake Forest grad. Being a "Screamin' Demon" during basketball season was one of the highlights of my child's Wake experience. Coach Prosser was unfailingly warm, kind, and welcoming to all students at the university, not just the athletes. He was a wonderful man and will be terribly missed.
July 26, 2007
To the Prosser Family:

My condolences on the loss of your husband and father...He was one
of the good guys in this world.
A true original.

Rest in peace, coacch.
July 26, 2007
As a lifelong Demon Deacon, my heart and prayers goto the Prosser and Wake Forest family. Skip will be missed-he was such a class act, so smart (especially history), and funny. He was a great husband, father, and coach. Let the Deacon nation come together and celebrate his life and how special he was to everyone he met. I feel fortunate to have met him at least once.
July 26, 2007
I have watched his career from Xavier to Wake. He was a great role model for young coaches and current coaches. I lost my dad at 55 with a heart attack. All I can say to the family is time will help ease the pain. You all are in my prayers
July 26, 2007
A class act, never say quit, gentleman, win or lose. Wake Forest lost a great man today.
July 26, 2007
Coach Prosser was a man of uncompromised class and professionalism. He served our school with gentlemanly comportment and dignity. He was a kind face we'd see in the community and a generally nice person. We have lost a treasure of a person and coach. May God continue to bless you, Coach.

JRM Winston Salem
July 26, 2007
rip skip i wish your family the most comfort in this terrible time. you were a great coach with a lot of class and this is a huge blow to the acc.
July 26, 2007
As a Univ of Cincinnati fan, I wasn't predisposed to like Xavier coaches. Skip was the exception. A very decent guy, very open, and one of the really good people in college basketball coaching ranks. RIP, Skip, and prayers for the family.
July 26, 2007
Thoughts and Prayers go out from Niner Nation and Charlotte 49er fans.

We will miss you.
July 26, 2007
Condolences to the Prosser family and WFU community. Skip made us all very proud during his years at Wake Forest. He will be remembered for being a good man, mentor, teacher and coach.
July 26, 2007
Skip was a role model for all, and not for his performance as a basketball coach. While he was here in Cincinnati coaching at Xavier University, he stressed development of the student athelete first as a person and then as an athelete. Wake Forest basketball fans and students as well as Xavier basketball fans will certainly miss his great contribution to the sport.
July 26, 2007
Not long ago I read the book "Walk On" and I was impressed by the description of Coach Prosser's kind nature. Our sympathy from the Clemson Univ. family. In Care, Ann and Bill Coogler
(I used to live in Winston-Salem)
July 26, 2007
All of our thoughts and most sincere condolences are with the Prosser family at this time. As a Wake grad, and former Athletic Dept employee, I am just heartbroken for the family, the AD, the university and all the lives that Skip touched.
With sincerest sympathies-
Kathy (Ventura) Tate '94 and Family
July 26, 2007
Skip and I began working at Xavier the same year. I couldn't have been happier when he returned later as Head Coach and was sad when he left to go to Wake. He and Nancy are good friends and the best of individuals. My prayers are with the entire family.
July 26, 2007
To the Prosser Family,
Just a few words of encouragement as you go through this time of bereavement. Mr.Prosser has touched many lives in his career and life so positively. I hope that God continues to keep you all and give you the comfort and peace that you need. From a fan and supporter.
July 26, 2007
Going to be miss truly!
July 26, 2007
During my time as student and "unofficial" mascot at Wake Forest, I got to spend a good bit of time with Coach Prosser. He understood who Wake Forest was, and I am proud that he represented her so well. I am stunned by this news, and my heart goes out to the Prosser family and friends. He was not only my coach, but also my friend.

You will be missed, Skip.
July 26, 2007
What a shock and unfortunate thing to read! Both an excellent coach and more importantly, an excellent man. You will be missed.
July 26, 2007
Thoghts and prayers to the Prosser family. I knew Skip when he worked at Xavier as I worked their Also. He will surely be missed.
July 26, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go with Coach Prosser and his family at this time. It was blessing to have had a true gentlemen represent our school and community, and all of the Deacon Nation is grateful for the privilege of getting to know Skip Prosser. Our families stand with yours at this time.
July 26, 2007
God Bless your family, from all West Virginians.
July 26, 2007
We will all truly miss Coach Prosser. As a Wake Forest alumni, he gave us yet another reason to be so proud of this university.
July 26, 2007
Coach Prosser, you will be missed. I remember seeing you at football games and telling you, "To cheer for the Deacs during football season like I would cheer for you and the bball Deacs during basketball season." You would thank me, after laughing, for the support and then proceed to stand and cheer for the Deacs! My son, who is a 2006 WFU graduate and was #72 on the football field, used to tell me, what a funny and nice man you were. I will miss seeing you in the stands and on the sidelines. Myself and my son send our prays and thoughts with your family as well as Tie Die Nation!
July 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathies to all of the family and to the entire Wake Forest Community
July 26, 2007
Rest in peace, Coach. Thank you for all the memorable years you gave Xavier University. Musketeer fans mourn your passing, and our prayers are offered for you and your family. We will miss you.
July 26, 2007
Our heartfelt condolences to the Prosser and Wake Forest families.
July 26, 2007
My sincere condolences to the Prosser and Wake Forest families.
July 26, 2007
Words can not adequately express ones true feelings when an icon is snatched before his time. We know coach is in a better place. May God bless all of the heavy hearts affected by our tremendous loss. Skip was more than a coach; He was one God's special purpose.
July 26, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 26, 2007
To the Family,

I am terribly saddened to hear of Coach's passing. He was a wonderfully friendly and humorous man while very intense on the court. As a Wake Forest alumnus, I feel a huge loss for our university family. May God Bless Coach and comfort each of you during this time of great sadness.
July 26, 2007
As a 2006 Wake alumni, I will miss Skip. I can't think of a single time when Skip didn't stop to talk to myself or others while walking around campus. He cared about the students and his players. He was a great man.

Wake is forever in your debt, Skip.
July 26, 2007
Thank you for bringing fun and excitement back to Wake basketball. You were a class act and I am proud to have you in our Wake Forest family. You will be solely missed.
July 26, 2007
Today is a sad day in the world of college basketball and the ACC fan base. As a Carolina fan I am saddened to hear the passing of not just a great coach but a person who cared about his players, his school and his fellow man. I had the pleasure of meeting Coach Prosser on a few occassions and he was always willing to give you time from his very busy schedule to share a laugh, catch up and talk basketball. I hope all of you will join me in remembering Coach Prosser and keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this very tragic news.
July 26, 2007
Dear Family of Skip Prosser,

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you try somehow to deal with Skip's sudden and tragic death. As a lifetime Wake Forest fan, I was so proud that the basketball team had such a class act at the helm as Coach Prosser. Wake Forest University, the ACC and all of college basketball has been so tremendously enriched by his influence. May God be of great comfort to you during this extremely difficult time.
July 26, 2007
Praying that God will comfort you as only He can and help you through this awful time.
You have my deepest sympathy.
July 26, 2007
Skip, thank you for the memories. You were a great asset to Wake Forest University and its communities. We miss you already.
July 26, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy Prosser and her two sons. It is such a shock to lose such a vibrant coach who was so full of life. May the Wake nation stand strong and support the Prosser family and each other in this time of great sorrow.
July 26, 2007
You will be greatly missed by the Wake Forest community. Your family is in my prayers.
July 26, 2007
The meaning of class in the ACC. Skip will be missed.
July 26, 2007
My condolences to the family and friends of Skip Prosser and the Wake Forest community. May he Rest in Peace.
July 26, 2007
What CLASS! I'm a Heels fan but you had all my respect. God bless your family!!!
July 26, 2007
Skip - you were one of the best...as a coach, and as a person. You will always be remembered and cherished as a class act. God Bless!
July 26, 2007
I am shocked and saddened by this news. I am praying that this news is not correct. Thanks Skip for all your efforts and hard work and great dedication to Wake Basketball. My prayers are with your family.
July 26, 2007
Although I never met him, I was proud to say that he was the head coach at my alma mater. He was a great man from all accounts that I have ever heard and he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family, his staff, his team and the entire Wake Forest family. A sad day for Demon Deacons everywhere.
July 26, 2007
This is a shock to the ACC Family. Prayers go out to the loved ones of Coach Prosser and Wake Forest University from the NCSU Wolfpack Community. He will be missed.
July 26, 2007
My heart goes out to the Prosser Family and the Wake Forest Family.
July 26, 2007
He was a great coach

the Acc will not be the same
July 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers to his friends and family. My brother is an alum and had the chance to meet Skip Prosser on multiple occasions. He was a class act. You will be missed.
July 26, 2007
The Wake Forest Family has lost one of its leaders. Skip you will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
July 26, 2007
Great coach and a great man...RIP
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