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Former UTSA Coach Victim Of Friday's Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Updated: Monday, June 30 2014, 11:55 AM CDT

The woman who fell from the US 183 flyover Friday afternoon was a former University of Texas at San Antonio woman's basketball coach.

In a press release by UTSA, Rae Rippetoe-Blair was identified as the person who died when she lost control of her motorcycle and fell over the barricade on the US 183 northbound flyover.   

"We are deeply saddened to hear that our former women's basketball coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair passed away in an accident on Friday in Austin. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family in this very difficult time." -- Lynn Hickey, UTSA Director of Athletics

Investigators don't know what caused her to lose control of her Harley -- sending her over the concrete barrier and into the brush below.  Detectives are looking into several factors, including wind, speed and alcohol.

According to the press release, Rippetoe-Blair was named UTSA's head coach in 2000 after serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Oklahoma State, for eight seasons. She guided the Roadrunners to a 216-173 record in 13 seasons, two NCAA Tournament appearances (2008-09), back-to-back Southland Conference Tournament Championships in 2008-09, and a pair of Southland Regular Season Championships (2003 & '09). In addition, she was recognized in March by the Southland as its Coach of the Decade for her success during the 2000s. She relinquished her duties as head coach for personal reasons on Aug. 15, 2013.

The incident remains under investigation.

Former UTSA Coach Victim Of Friday's Fatal Motorcycle Crash


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