| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 2 |
Alma Mater: West Virginia 
Hometown: Davis, WV
Date Born: July 26, 1909
Date Died: August 17, 2000
Overall Record: 55-29 [4 Seasons]
|1/11/1941||Kentucky at West Virginia||L||43 - 56||-|
|12/12/1940||West Virginia at Kentucky||W||46 - 34||-|
|1/8/1940||West Virginia at Kentucky||W||47 - 38||-|
Obituary - Morgantown (WV) Dominion Post (August 19, 2000)
Richard A. "Dyke" Raese, 91, of Morgantown, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 26, 1909, in Davis, the 10th of 11 children of the late Minnie and John Raese.
He graduated from West Virginia University in 1932.
He was head coach for football and basketball at Davis High School for six years, then left to become WVU head basketball coach in 1938.
In his four years coaching at WVU, his teams combined for a 55-29 record.
The 1942 team went on to capture the 1942 National Invitation Tournament Championship, then the premiere college basketball tournament.
It was WVU's first national title in any sport, and remains WVU's only national championship in a major sport.
He was named "Coach of the Year" in 1942, inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1978, inducted into the West Virginia University Hall of Fame in 1992, and nominated this April for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-47.
He served many years as president of Greer Limestone Co., vice president of Greer Steel and Greer Industries, and a director of the West Virginia Newspaper Publishing Co. and West Virginia Radio Corp.
On retiring, he continued to stay involved as a consultant.
He was a member of the Monongalia County Development Authority, the longest-serving member of the Morgantown Salvation Army Board of Directors, a founder and member of the Monongalia Arts Center Board, a director and past president of the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
He served on the WVU President's Advisory Committee under presidents Dr. James Harlow and Dr. Gene Budig.
He also was a former member of the WVU Athletic Council and a former trustee of the WVU Medical Center.
In addition to his wife, Harriett Raese, he is survived by five sons, The Dominion Post publisher, David and his wife Kathleen Raese, Greer Industries CEO John and his wife Elizabeth Raese, Charles D. Raese and Robert A. Raese, all of Morgantown, and Richard G. Raese, of Fairmont; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Ann Raese, Ethan Aubrey Raese, Adam Davis Raese, Isabel Kathleen Raese, Jane Greer Raese, Agnes Reeves Raese and Amelia Morgan Raese; and two brothers, Walter Raese, of Morgantown, and Firman Raese, Seminole, Fla.
He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mary Bame, Elizabeth Ridgeway, Reba Isabel Browning, Virginia Parsons and Leila Shannon, and three brothers, Cleon Raese, John Curtis Raese and Robert Raese.
Friends may call at First Presbyterian Church, Spruce Street from 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, until the 4 p.m. service with the Rev. Dr. Richard Fiete officiating.
Burial will be at Seneca Caverns in Riverton, Pendleton Co., at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.
Hasting Funeral Home, Morgantown, is in charge of arrangements.
Donations: R.A. "Dyke" Raese Scholarship Fund c/o WVU Foundation, P.O. Box 4533, Morgantown, WV 26504-4533
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