Kittie Blakemore Death | Obituary – Former women’s basketball head coachKittie Blakemore age 91 passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Kittie was the first coach in the history of Mountaineer Women’s Basketball.
After the implementation of Title IX in the early 1970s, Blakemore, a Manassas, Va., native, helped establish the women’s basketball program, which had its first season in 1973. Blakemore was at the helm for 19 seasons, compiling a 301-214 record, which including the 1989 Atlantic 10 tournament championship, the 1992 regular season A-10 title and NCAA berths in 1989 and 1992.
We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest in peace.
It always seems like we have all the time in the world, only to realize how fleeting it really is. We wish we had more time to do and say the things we saved for later which along with you is gone forever. We promise to keep you alive in Our memories.
Even in death, you are still loved and forever will be. You have touched the hearts of so many who owe you a lifetime of gratitude. We are not saying goodbye forever but goodbye for now. We pray you find peace and rest wherever you are.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Kittie Blakemore’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with her passing. May her soul rest in peace.
We are sad to hear that Kittie Blakemore – the first coach in the history of Mountaineer Women’s Basketball – has passed away. We will forever love and remember her in our hearts pic.twitter.com/7O5HApSqgT
— WVU Women’s Basketball (@WVUWBB) July 29, 2020