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UPDATE: Coroner releases cause of death for former UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 14:59:26-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE NOV. 25: The Clark County coroner has released the official cause of death for former UNLV coach Tim Chambers. The coroner determined his cause of death as arteriosclerotic and hypertension of the heart with obesity and asthma as contributing factors. His death was ruled as natural.

ORIGINAL STORY
Former UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers passed away on Sunday.

Chambers, 54, death was confirmed Monday morning by UNLV Athletics spokesman Andy Grossman.

However, the cause of death was not immediately known.

Chambers resigned as coach in December 2015 to concentrate on his heath, according to former Director of Athletics Tina Kunzer-Murphy.

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He compiled a record of 157-132 in five seasons as head coach of the baseball team and was the fastest coach to reach 100 wins at UNLV.

Under his watch, Chambers had 14 players drafted by Major League Baseball teams, including right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde, who was the third first-round draft pick in program history when he was selected 18th overall in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Washington Nationals.

Chambers 2015 retirement came a few months after he was arrested for DUI in October that year.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberlie, and his two daughters, McKenzie and Chase.

Information regarding services remain pending, according to the UNLV communications team.