Ed Kershner Death, Florida basketball coach dies at 81

By | December 17, 2021

Ed Kershner Cause of Death – Passed Away: Ed Kershner, a Florida basketball coaching veteran has passed away. Ed Kershner died at his home in Oviedo on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 after battling health issues for several years. He was 81 years old at the time of death.

Kershner was diagnosed with kidney disease many years before his 45th and final season of coaching at Oviedo High School in 2017. At the age of 76, he won his 900th game and finished with a career record of 901-377.

Kershner was a legendary coach whose Osceola High School basketball team won the state championship in 1982-83. In Indiana, he was a former All-State player. He began his coaching career in Indiana before returning to Florida in 1980 to take a job at Osceola High School. From 1980 to 1991, Kershner led the Kowboys for 11 years, earning a reputation as one of the best high school basketball coaches in the country.

In 1985, Kershner led the East squad to victory in the first nationally broadcast McDonald’s All-American Game. He was then inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, among other coach and basketball halls of fame.

Perhaps his greatest honour came in 2020 when he was named to the National High School Basketball Coaches Association’s Court of Honor for the first time.

No plans have been announced for Ed Kershner obituary and funeral yet.