Saturday, December 24, 2016

Former Georgia Southern Coach Bill Spieth Dies

Former Georgia Southern baseball and softball coach Bill Spieth passed away last week.

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Spieth was eighty-eight years old and passed away at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, Georgia.

Spieth spent three seasons playing professional baseball and was a Korean War veteran as a member of the United States Army. He joined what was then Georgia Southern College as a faculty member in the 1960s.

After serving as the Eagles' head baseball coach, Spieth was the first-ever coach of the GSU softball program. He spent seventeen years at the program's helm, winning more than 200 games in his career.

Spieth retired from Georgia Southern in 1996. The family asked that donations in his memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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