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We are saddened to share that Bill Kuchler, a longtime Lakeland faculty member, athletic director and coach, passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2018. He was 68.

Bill came to Lakeland in 1988 after serving as head basketball coach and athletic director at both Mount Scenario College in Ladysmith, Wis., and Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

He served Lakeland as director of athletics, head coach for the men’s basketball, baseball and men’s golf teams and director of intramurals.

He later served Lakeland as a full-time assistant professor and taught a variety of exercise science courses including sociology and psychology of sport, kinesiology and freshman, sophomore and senior studies courses.

He left Lakeland in 2003 to join the faculty at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Luanne, and his sister, 1970 Lakeland graduate the Rev. Kathryn (Kuchler) Rust.

A complete obituary is here.

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