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Jim Lennon dies at 85

Updated: November 5, 2011, 12:56 AM ET
Associated Press

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Jim Lennon, who officiated in the NCAA men's basketball tournament and went on to become a conference supervisor while serving as a teacher, coach and administrator for almost four decades on Long Island, has died. He was 85.

A 1948 graduate of St. John's who earned a Master's degree from Columbia, Lennon died Friday of lung failure, according to son John.

Lennon began his teaching career at St. John's Prep in 1948. He was a junior high and middle school principal ...

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