2004 Hall of Fame Inductee
ALEXANDER E. "ALEX" COLES
Men's Basketball (1988-92)
Men's Outdoor Track and Field (1989-91)
One of the most exciting athletes in Delaware history, Alex Coles was a high-flying forward in basketball and a record-setting high jumper in track and field. Known for his breathtaking dunks, Alex was a four-year starter for the Blue Hen basketball team and was a standout on the finest team in school history, leading UD to a 27-4 record, the North Atlantic Conference title, and the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1991-92. A native of Richmond, Va., he was a three-time All-NAC selection and earned a spot on the 1989 NAC All-Rookie team. He finished his career ranked among the top five all-time UD leaders in points (1,471), rebounds (711), and blocked shots (107), and set a record with 146 dunks (almost 25 percent of his career field goals). In track, he set the school high jump record (7-3 1/4) and went on to earn All-American honors with a fifth place finish at the 1990 NCAA Championships while twice earning All-East honors. He also was named the 1992 UD Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year.
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