Former Royals coach, NJCAA Hall of Famer Schwab dies

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In this Nov. 2, 2013 Journal file photo, Lake Region State College women's basketball coach Duane Schwab speaks to his team during a NJCAA women's basketball in Devils Lake. Schwab, who coach the Lady Royals for 25 years, died Tuesday.

Former long time Lake Region State College women's basketball coach and athletic director Duane Schwab died on Tuesday, Feb. 11 according to family.

Schwab, a 1966 St. Mary's High School graduate from here in Devils Lake, posted 572 wins during his 25 year coaching tenure at LRSC, earning nine NJCAA tournament berths, 14 Mon-Dak Conference titles and a National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in 2014, his last season at the helm.

Schwab was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2016 and is also a member of the LRSC Hall of Fame.