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Tom Jernstedt dead: Tom Jernstedt cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 5, 2020
  • Age: 75 year old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

How did Tom Jernstedt die?

Longtime NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt has passed away.

Following is a statement from NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt on the passing of Tom Jernstedt.

A decade after his departure from the NCAA, Tom Jernstedt’s fingerprints remain visible during March Madness and the Final Four. His innovation and superb ability to develop relationships turned a basketball tournament into a three-week phenomenon that became a global event.

More importantly, Tom served as friend and mentor to countless people in and around collegiate athletics, and I’m proud to be among that vast group of people.

His legacy within the NCAA and its membership, and his impact on the sport of college basketball, is eternal. We extend our deepest condolences to Tom’s family.

A role model for me and a giant in the annals of our Association. And a straight up good guy. RIP.

Tom Jernstedt Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Tom Jernstedt tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

GoDucks wrotw;

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Jernstedt, @uoregon class of ’67 and @oregonfootball
alum. His impact on college athletics is immeasurable, and our thoughts today are with his family.

Jim Irsay wrote;

I’m saddened to learn of the passing of Tom Jernstedt. Tom was with the NCAA for nearly 40 years and was a key figure in helping Indy build its sports legacy. He was a gentleman who cared deeply for our community. Rest In Peace.

Eric Wieberg wrote;

Even though, as an intern, I was on the lowest possible rung at the NCAA, Tom Jernstedt went out of his way to make me feel welcomed and valued. It was apparent that he truly valued people and relationships. I’m fortunate to have known and learned from him.

Bill Hancock wrotw;

I am devastated by the loss of my ex-boss and forever-friend Tom Jernstedt. He was architect and conscience of the NCAA tournament. And a terrific member of the CFP selection committee. He will be greatly missed.

NCAA March Madness wrote;

“(Tom’s) legacy within the NCAA and its membership, and his impact on the sport of college basketball, is eternal.”

NCAA SVP Dan Gavitt extends his deepest condolences to the family of Tom Jernstedt.

NABC wrote;

The NABC joins in mourning the death of longtime NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt.

Tom was the architect of the modern NCAA Tournament and a friend and advocate to countless coaches. Our sport owes a lot to Tom’s impact.

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