Former Memphis Tigers basketball coach, player Wayne Yates dies at 84

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 24, 2022 4:22 PM CT | Published: August 24, 2022 4:22 PM CT

Wayne Yates was an All-American center who led the program as head coach for five seasons after being an assistant coach. 

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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner is the Memphis Tigers football beat writer. He is originally from Indiana but arrived in Memphis after spending two years in Tulsa, covering Oklahoma State football and basketball. He covered high school sports in Columbus, Indiana for two years before getting his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism at IUPUI. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.


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