Mike Gragnani

Boys Basketball: Lincoln head coach Gragnani dies of apparent heart attack

By Jeremy Balan

Lincoln High School head boys basketball coach Mike Gragnani died today of an apparent heart attack, according to school and CIF-San Francisco Section officials.

Gragnani was in his fifth year at the helm of the Lincoln boys program, but prior to that, spent time as the head coach at Berkeley High School and Redwood High School in Larkspur, and also served as an assistant coach at St. Ignatius.

Lincoln was set to play Mission in both teams’ Academic Athletic Association opener Wednesday, but the game has been postponed. Lincoln Athletic Director Kenyatta Scott was still unsure about any postponements after Wednesday.

Frosh/Soph head coach Matt Jackson will take over coaching duties for the varsity team once the Mustangs begin play again.