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Former Loyola Men’s Basketball Coach Ken Burmeister Dies At 72

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In his final season of coaching the men’s basketball team at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in 2018, Ken Burmeister was battling cancer.

But with Mr. Burmeister stoic about his treatment, his players — one of whom was his son, Sam — often weren’t aware of all that he was going through.

“I remember my mom would call me my senior year when I was playing for him and just ask, ‘How was dad?’” Sam said. “And I would be like, ‘Mom, what do you mean?’ And she would tell me he had chemo that morning.