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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Goodbye, Bo Ellis......and Thank You

One of Marquette's greatest is moving on, as Bo Ellis announced his retirement from coaching yesterday. Bo, the only man in school history to play in two Final Fours, rejoined the MU coaching staff in 2003 after the tragic death of his daughter. Ellis previsouly coached on the Marquette staff from 1988 - 1998.

Per today's MJS article, Ellis cited family considerations for his retirement - - Bo's had plenty to deal with in the last several years. Ellis will relocate back to his Chicago, where his wife and youngest daughter reside, and work in a youth outreach program for the Chicago Public Schools.

Bo played briefly in the NBA, and his accomplishments have placed him in six different Halls of Fame.

Thanks for your wonderful commitment to Marquette, Bo. Good luck in Chicago.

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