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In Memory > ment at Weill Cornell Medical School / New York Hospital and helped coin the term “persistent vegetative state.” He was 86. • JON K. RIDER, ’63, executive director of the UW Alumni Association from 1990-96 and retired Marine Corps Colonel, died August 9. He was widely regarded as a leader, mentor and friend to both alumni and UWAA staff. He was 70. • ALBERT RAVENHOLT, a renowned foreign correspondent who, with his wife, Marjorie, endowed the Severyns-Ravenholt Lectureship at the UW to promote awareness of Asian affairs, died April 25. He was 90. • DIMITRIS ZAFIROPOULOS, ’76, a professor of oceanographic and environmental science at The American College of Greece, died Nov. 6. He wrote two books on marine life, including Dolphins and Whales of the Greek Seas, which was published shortly before he died. He received his master’s degree in oceanography from the UW in 1976. • STUART SCHEINGOLD, professor emeritus of political science, died June 24. He was known for his

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work in law, society and politics, and his book, The Politics of Rights: Lawyers, Public Policy and Political Change, is considered a classic in the field of sociological and legal studies. He was 78. • JACK SYDOW, former executive director and head of the directing program at the UW School of Drama, died May 27. He served the University from 1970-86. His stage credits included a 1967 Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for directing. He was 88. •

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A GRIDIRON GENIUS DON CORYELL 1924-2010

Don Coryell, ’50, ’51, a Husky defensive back who went on to become one of the greatest offensive coaches in football history, died July 1. He was 85. Coryell devised the “I formation” and created prolific passing attacks by employing up to four wide receivers on the field at a time. “Air Coryell,” as it was called, led San Diego State University, and the NFL’s San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Cardinals to great success on the field. Coryell was the first coach to win 100 games in college and in the pros. Many prominent coaches, including John Madden and Joe Gibbs, trained under Coryell and use his offensive strategies to this day. Says Mike Martz, a Coryell disciple who coached the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl appearance: “Don is the father of the modern passing game. People talk about the ‘West Coast offense,’ but Don started the ‘West Coast’ decades ago and kept updating it. You look around the NFL now and so many teams are running a version of the Coryell offense. He has disciples all over the league. He changed the game.” — Jon Marmor

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