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Wake Forest expected to name Prosser's replacement Wednesday

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest has called a news conference for today and will likely introduce Skip Prosser's successor.

Prosser, who led the Demon Deacons for six seasons, died July 26th of an apparent heart attack.

Three of Prosser's staff members are believed to be among the top candidates to replace him. They include associate head coaches Dino Gaudio and Jeff Battle, and assistant Pat Kelsey.

The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the field house at Groves Stadium, where the football team plays.

Under Prosser, the Demon Deacons won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in 2003 and reached the NCAA tournament in his first four seasons. Wake Forest reached Number One in the poll for the first time during the 2004-05 season.

Prosser was head coach at Xavier for seven seasons and at Loyola of Maryland for one.

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