Former Wolf Pack coach Keith Loper passed away at his home in Reno on Tuesday. Loper coached baseball, football and wrestling while at the University of Nevada, including a stint as Nevada's head baseball coach from 1972-73. In fact, he gave current head baseball coach Gary Powers his first job as his assistant coach.
Jim Krajewski from the Reno Gazette-Journal wrote a nice tribute to the well-liked Loper.
Powers added this about his mentor: "Keith was one of the most wonderful, loyal, caring people I have had the pleasure to have been associated with. He was a great mentor and and I am so thankful to him for all of the support and guidance he provided to me."
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