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Jim Harley, architect of Eckerd College athletics, dies at 90
By Joey Knight,
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Per his pre-dawn custom, Eckerd College athletic director Tom Ryan was playing Wordle the day after Jim Harley — his former coach, boss and de facto second father — passed away.
Intuitively, he sensed the five-letter word he was trying to guess would somehow relate to Harley, the tall Georgia native with the deep South drawl and flat-top haircut who essentially built intercollegiate athletics at Eckerd.