Virginia Balloon Crash Passenger from Philadelphia

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A college basketball coach aboard a hot-air balloon that burned at a balloon festival in Virginia starred as a player at a Philadelphia high school.

Ginny Doyle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A college basketball coach aboard a hot-air balloon that burned at a balloon festival in Virginia starred as a player at a Philadelphia high school.

University of Richmond officials say 44-year-old Ginny Doyle was aboard the balloon that crashed Friday at the Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival in Doswell, Virginia. Two of three passengers have been confirmed dead, while crews continued searching for the third victim Sunday.

Doyle was known as a skilled free-throw shooter at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia before she set the NCAA women's record with 66 consecutive free throws during her senior season at Richmond, where she graduated in 1992. The record stood until 2011.

Doyle was the associate head coach of the Richmond Spiders women's basketball team. She previously was an assistant college coach at Rhode Island and East Carolina.


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