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Former UW football coach Jim Lambright dies at 77

Lambright was 44-25-1 as head coach for the University of Washington Huskies from 1993-98.
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo former head coach Jim Lambright smiles as he stands at a concourse entrance in the newly renovated Husky Stadium in Seattle. Lambright has died at age 77, the school announced on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Lambright spent nearly four decades associated with the Washington program as a player, assistant coach and head coach. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

SEATTLE — Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77, the school announced. 

Lambright spent nearly four decades associated with the Washington program as a player, assistant coach and head coach.

No cause of death was given.

Lambright was arrested in 2014 and at that time his family stated he was suffering from dementia and his condition was worsening.

He played for the Huskies from 1962-64. He returned as an assistant coach in 1969 and took over as head coach in 1993 following the abrupt retirement of Don James. Lambright was 44-25-1 as head coach but was fired after the 1998 season.