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CNU mourns loss of athletic department leader

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Newport News, Va. – Christopher Newport University is mourning the death of C.J. Woollum, longtime leader of the CNU Athletic Department, according to a report from

The story goes on to say that C.J. won more than 500 games over 26 seasons as the Captains men’s basketball coach, and he transformed the Department of Athletics as its Director for more than 25 years. He was 64 years old.

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Woollum, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, guided the men’s basketball program from 1984 through 2010. He concluded his spectacular coaching career with 502 wins and just 221 losses and led the Captains to 17 NCAA Tournaments.