DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Flyer men’s basketball coach Archie Miller issued a statement Thursday about the death of 20-year-old Steve McElvene.
“We are devastated at this news…”
“We are devastated at this news. Any death is a tragedy, but for someone so young who worked so hard to have his dreams within reach, it’s hard to put into words how painful this is. Our hearts and prayers go out to Steve’s family. My family, our team and our staff will have to pull together, not only in support of Steve’s family, but in support of each other at this terrible time.”
McElvene was in his hometown of New Haven, Ind. when he died.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office confirmed Thursday McElvene died at 11:19 a.m. Thursday. An autopsy will be performed Thursday night.