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Bobby Cremins Taking Leave From College Of Charleston For Health Reasons

The former Georgia Tech coach is struggling with health issues that may end up forcing him into retirement again.

Former Georgia Tech basketball coach Bobby Cremins is taking a leave of absence from his position as the head coach at the College of Charleston for unspecified but non life-threatening health problems.

The 64-year old Cremins has been the Cougars head coach for the last six seasons, leading the College of Charleston to a 109-56 record, including three consecutive trips to the post-season.

He was named the Southern Conference's 2011 Coach of the Year last season.

Cremins, a PG at South Carolina in the late 1960's, coached Georgia Tech from 1981-2000, bringing the Yellow Jackets to a Final Four in 1990. He could not sustain that level of success though, and was eventually forced out after missing the NCAA Tournament in his last four years in Atlanta.

However, in 2003, the school did name the court at the Alexander Memorial Stadium after him in recognition for his two-decade tenure.

Cremins may eventually end up resigning from his position permanently, and an official press release from the College of Charleston is expected at some time Friday.

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