Sad news out of Akron, Ohio as former Duquesne basketball star Sid Dambrot, father of current Dukes head coach Keith Dambrot, passed away on Tuesday.
Sending love to @CoachDambrot and the rest of the Dambrot family on the passing of his father, Sid Dambrot. Sid was a member of the Duquesne Basketball team in the 1950s, including when the Dukes were ranked #1 in the country in 1954.
Rest In Peace, Sid. ❤️💙
— Sko Dukes (@SkoDukes) October 27, 2021
Dambrot played three seasons at Duquesne from 1951-54. He was a part of some of the greatest Duquesne teams in all of school history, including the 1954 team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation and went all the way to the championship game of the ’54 NIT Tournament. In three years with the program, Dambrot played in 67 games and scored 221 career points.
The sad news of his passing comes on the same day as Keith’s birthday, Oct. 26. The Dukes’ head coach was not in attendance at the recent season-opening scrimmage so he could be with family during this time.
Sid Dambrot being a former member of the Duquesne basketball program during its peak years was the catalyst for Keith Dambrot leaving his job at hometown Akron to come to Duquesne.
On Dec. 19, the Dukes will travel to Dambrot’s hometown of Akron, Ohio to face off against UC Irvine in King James Arena, the stadium of St. Vincent-St. Mary’s, where he used to coach.
Our condolences go out to Coach Dambrot and his family.