Former College Athletic Director dies at age 92

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March 28, 2008

3:03 AM

Ben Carnevale, former Athletic Director at the College, passed away Tuesday at the age of 92. Carnevale served as A.D. at the College from 1972 to 1982 before retiring to help organize the CAA. Born in 1915, he served in the Navy during World War II, earning a Purple Heart before becoming the men’s basketball coach at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill. After two years at UNC, Carnevale coached the Naval Academy. Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970, Carnevale also served on the U.S. Olympic Basketball Committee for 20 years.

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