Amo Bessone, who spent 28 years as the head coach of Michigan State and guided the Spartans to the 1966 NCAA title, has passed away in New Mexico.
Bessone was 93.
"I'm saddened by Amo's passing for sure, but I was thrilled to know him as a young coach and continue that relationship as I joined the Michigan State program," noted current Michigan State head coach Rick Comley. "Amo is part of that group of coaches who made NCAA hockey what it is today ... he, Murray Armstrong, John MacInnes, John Mariucci. He also impacted the Michigan State program in so many ways, not the least of which is a commitment to being involved in the community, which continues today.
"He is a legend, and he will be missed."
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