Bob Sweeney, a New Mexico athlete, coach, educator and administrator whose contributions spanned five decades, died Thursday morning. He was 93.
“Very, very good athlete,” his son, David Sweeney, said in a phone interview. “Very, very beautiful man.”
Sweeney, a Santa Fe native, was perhaps best known in Albuquerque for his four seasons as UNM’s men’s basketball coach (1958-62) that produced a record of 21-75. But up north, he fashioned a legacy of success, serving for almost 40 years at the College of Santa Fe as a coach and athletic director.