Ort, celebrated LV coach, dies


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Posted Oct. 10, 2008

Roland “Ort” Ortmayer, called one of the most important figures at the University of La Verne during his 43 years as a professor, coach and athletic director, died yesterday morning of heart and kidney failure. He was 91.

Ortmayer was more than a football coach for La Verne.

He described himself best in a 1989 Sports Illustrated story as, “a husband, father, grandfather, friend, coach of many sports and teacher of many things.”

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