North Texas Mean Green Basketball Program mourns the loss of Nelson Haggerty

Nelson Haggerty


ENTON — North Texas men’s basketball Director of Basketball Strategy and Operations Nelson Haggerty died Friday morning in a single-car accident. He was 47 years old.

“Our hearts hurt for Nelson’s family, our men’s basketball family, the UNT community and everyone Nelson positively impacted during his life and career,” said University of North Texas Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker. “Nelson had many special gifts and talents. He was full of positive energy and encouragement, and he will be missed dearly. Please keep the Haggerty family and our UNT basketball family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Haggerty joined the Mean Green in 2019 after eight seasons as Midwestern State’s head coach and is Baylor’s all-time leader in assists playing for the Bears from 1991-95.  


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