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Nelson Haggerty, an assistant coach on the men’s basketball team, died in a car accident this morning, according to news broadcaster 6.

Nelson Haggerty Death Cause

The 47-year-old died at 2:30 a.m. in a single car accident on Highway 380 near Decatur. Haggerty was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle exited the right side of US 380 and hit an opening, according to The vehicle was knocked over and went through a fence before it settled, Texas DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing said.

Haggerty served as Director of Basketball Strategy and Operations for the men’s basketball team and joined the workforce in October 2019 as a special assistant to head coach Grant McCasland. He was part of the workforce that led North Texas to its first NCAA tournament win in program history in March.

“Our hearts ache for Nelson’s family, our men’s basketball family, the UNT community, and everyone who has made a positive impact on Nelson throughout his life and career,” said Wren Baker, vice president and director of athletics at the University of North Texas, via Twitter. “Nelson had many special gifts and talents. He was full of positive energy and encouragement and he will be very missed. Please keep the Haggerty family and our UNT basketball family in your thoughts and prayers. ”

Haggerty has over 18 years of coaching experience and was the head coach at Midwestern State University for eight years before moving to North Texas. During his time in Midwestern State, he became the third-winning coach in program history and fastest 100 wins in 130 games. Prior to serving as head coach of the Mustangs, Haggerty was also the deputy head coach in Midwestern State under McCasland.

The North Texas Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.

Here are some reactions from members of the men’s basketball program in North Texas and others:


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