Filed under: main Coach Persons Dies By DBR Archives Aug 22, 2005, 8:00pm EDT Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Coach Persons Dies Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Coach Jack Persons, who who left home after high school to come to Duke and never left, passed away Monday (scroll down). He was 96. He was a great Duke institution, having coached swimming and lacrosse, and making many, many friends. More From Duke Basketball Report ACC Preview #15: Duke, Part I Duke Recruiting: With The Addition Of Kon Knueppel, Jon Scheyer’s Master Plan Becomes More Obvious An Interesting Paolo Banchero Comparison YouTube Gold: The Great Rodney Rogers DBR Bites #25: Kon You Believe It?! Duke Recruiting: Scheyer Strikes Again!