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Shorter assistant coach dies from COVID-19

September 5, 2021–1:05 p.m.


COVID-19 has claimed the life of the 24-year assistant men’s basketball coach at Shorter University.

Ryan Dupree died from pneumonia associated with the virus.

Dawn Tolbert with Shorter University issued the following statement:

“The Shorter University family was saddened to learn of the tragic death of Coach Ryan Dupree. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with them and the basketball team in this time of loss.”

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to support Dupree’s family with funeral expenses and any other expenses that come up.