BATON ROUGE (WBRZ) - National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame member and LSU former director of athletics, Joe Dean died early Sunday morning in Baton Rouge.
Dean was born April 26, 1930, in New Albany, Indiana. He played basketball for LSU from 1949-52. Dean led the Tigers in scoring during his 1950 and 1951 campaigns. Dean's senior year (1952) he became one of two members, at the time, who score 1,000 career points at LSU.
In 1987, he was appointed director of athletics for the next 14 years. Dean donated millions to the academics of LSU. LSU won 27 national championships and 40 Southeastern Conference titles during his 14 years as director of Athletics.
LSU stated in a press release funeral services to be held this week in Baton Rouge are pending. The family requests that any flowers or gifts be donated to FirstUnitedMethodistChurch on 930 North Blvd. in Baton Rouge.