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OBITUARY: Shaun Pendleton (1961-2011)
by Paul Kennedy, September 7th, 2011 3:45PM
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Appalachian State men’s coach Shaun Pendleton, who held the record for the highest winning percentage in Division II history, died on Tuesday. The 49-year-old Englishman was found in his Boone, N.C., home on Tuesday. Foul play is not suspected.

“The entire Appalachian family is stunned and saddened by the loss of Coach Pendleton,” ASU director of athleticsCharlie Cobb said. “Our thoughts, prayers and concerns are with his wife,Jody, his friends and, especially, Coach Matt Nelsonand the 27 special young men of our soccer program.”

Pendleton was in his fourth season at Appalachian. He compiled a 27-26-4 overall record in his three-plus campaigns at ASU and led the Mountaineers to second-place finishes in the Southern Conference in 2008 and 2010.

He spent 22 seasons as the head coach at Lynn, leading the Knights to a pair of national championships — at the NCAA Division II level in 2003 and in the NAIA ranks in 1991. With a 347-79-18 career record, his .802 winning percentage is the highest in Division II history (for coaches with a minimum of 10 D-II seasons).

The Sheffield, England, native was a two-time all-American at Akron and was an assistant on the Zips' 1986 runner-up team. He also coached at NCAA Division II University of Charleston (1989-90).

Pendleton played four seasons in the indoor AISA, setting a league record with 177 consecutive appearances.

It has not been determined if the Mountaineers will participate as scheduled in the Davidson adidas Classic this weekend.



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