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Charlie Coles (February 6, 1942 – June 7, 2013) was a American college basketball coach and the former head

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men's basketball coach at Miami University and Central Michigan University.

Coles was the head men's basketball coach at Central Michigan University from 1986 to 1991. He compiled a 92–84 mark in his six seasons with the Chippewas, including a 22–8 mark in 1986–87. Coles was named MAC Coach of the Year that season after leading CMU to the MAC regular-season and tournament championships and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. That team was led by future NBA All-Star Dan Majerle. Coles began coaching at Miami in 1996, taking over for Herb Sendek for whom he served as an assistant coach for two seasons, when Sendek left Miami for North Carolina State University. He won three MAC regular-season crowns (1997, 1999, 2005), while making appearances in the championship game of the MAC Tournament his first five years. The RedHawks won the MAC tournament title in 1997 and 2007. Coles was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in 2005. On January 20, 2009, Coles recorded his 217th win at Miami, surpassing Darrell Hedric to become the school's winningest coach. Coles became the all-time MAC wins leader when he picked up his 195th conference victory by beating Ohio University 79–67 on January 16, 2010. Coles finished his career with 219 MAC wins. Coles played at Miami from 1963 to 1965 and was inducted into Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. At the conclusion of the 2011–12 season, Coles retired after 16 seasons at Miami.

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