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Sam Koch dies of cancer at 59

Updated: July 21, 2014, 12:24 PM ET
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AMHERST, Mass. -- Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch, who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer.

The university said in a statement that Koch died Sunday at his Hadley home. He was 59.

Koch had a 222-182-45 record in 23 seasons at UMass. He won four regular-season Atlantic 10 Conference titles and two A-10 tournament championships, reaching the NCAA tournament three times.

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