Jake Crouthamel, a former director of athletics at Syracuse University, passed away this morning at the age of 84.
How Did Jake Crouthamel Die?
Jake Crouthamel had an impact on every sector of athletics. Crouthamel embodied great success for Syracuse Athletics by facilitating conference play in the BIG EAST for all sports, opening the renowned Carrier Dome in 1980. He upgraded facilities for athletes and department staff and hired and retained national championship coaches in John Desko, Dick MacPherson, Jim Boeheim, and Roy Simmons Jr.
The Orange community mourns the passing of former AD Jake Crouthamelhttps://t.co/tK82O8FjKh
— Syracuse Athletics (@Cuse) November 8, 2022
The legacy he leaves behind is expansive, and he will forever be orange. The Syracuse director mourns for Jake's loss and he released a statement on his demise. The message reads,
“Jake dedicated his life to intercollegiate athletics and was one of the best and most successful athletics directors of his era,” according to Syracuse's director of athletics John Wildhack,
“The success of the Orange programs during his tenure speaks to his behind-the-scenes leadership, guidance, and expertise. Jake was a driving force in the creation and success of The BIG EAST Conference, which was among the preeminent basketball conferences for decades. The Syracuse Athletics family extends its deepest condolences to Jake's wife, Carol, their daughters, and their entire family.”
Jake Crouthamel cause of death was not revealed yet. But, the statement says that he died peacefully.
Jake Crouthamel Cause of Death
Jake Crouthamel, the Dartmouth Class member of 1960 and a former star two-way halfback and head coach for the Big Green, died peacefully on November 7, 2022. He was 84 years old. Jake Crouthamel cause of death was not revealed yet.
The Dartmouth Athletics community mourns the loss of All-American Jake Crouthamel '60, who won 8 @IvyLeague titles as a player, assistant coach and head coach with @DartmouthFTBL. https://t.co/p3o1aDKOCk
— Dartmouth Athletics (@dartmouthsports) November 7, 2022
Men's lacrosse won eight NCAA championships, men's basketball earned 20 NCAA bids and won the 2003 National Championship, football teams participated in 12 bowl games, and Title IX extended women's athletics during his time as Syracuse University's longest-serving athletics director (1978–2005). Ngnews247.com