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Wahlert Hall of Fame Coach Ed Colbert Dies

Wahlert High School hall of fame coach Ed Colbert has died. Colbert died yesterday at the age of 91.  Colbert was the first boys basketball coach in school history and helped guide the Golden Eagle program to 10 state tournament appearances that included the first state championship in 1980 with a perfect record.

Before coming to Wahlert, Colbert coached at Fertile and Mason City Holy Name and had a career record 468 wins 173 losses, with a 345-137 record in 21 seasons at Wahlert.

Colbert was inducted into the Iowa High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981, , he also coach college basketball at Clarke from 1988 to 1993.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Nativity Church in Dubuque. Visitation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

You can hear a complete feature on Colbert coming up during the sports at 12:20 and 5:20 this afternoon on AM 1370 and kdth.com.

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