Former SEC Commish Hart Dead at 83

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Dave Hart, a former Southern Conference commissioner, head football coach at Pittsburgh and athletic director at two other schools, has died. He was 83.

Hart's son, Dick, says his father died Saturday of complications
from congestive heart failure.

Hart coached at Pittsburgh from 1966 through 1968 and was 3-27.
He was athletic director at the universities of Louisville and
Missouri before going to the Southern Conference. He was head of
the league from 1987 to 1991.

Most recently, Hart was a consultant to UNC-Asheville athletics.

Hart was the father of Alabama executive athletic director Dave
Hart Jr., and grandfather of Chattanooga athletic director Rick
Hart and N.C. State assistant baseball coach Chris Hart.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Patti, and
survived by their four children and his second wife, Earlyn.