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Cheyney University Mourns the Loss of Angelo Booker

May 3, 2012

Cheyney University Assistant Track Coach Angelo passed away on Tuesday, May 1. Coach Booker suffered a stroke three weeks ago and lapsed into a coma before expiring.


The funeral is  scheduled for Thursday, May 10. The viewing will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Wayland Temple Baptist Church located at 2500 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Philadelphia. The service is scheduled for 11:00 am. His repast will be held at Grace United Methodist Church located at 7101 N. 20th Street Philadelphia.


Coach Booker boasts nearly 25 years of coaching experience at the high school, collegiate and international levels.


“Angelo was an integral part of my staff, he was a big part to my success at Cabrini College, and was well respected as a hurdle coach in the track & field community. Angelo will be missed not only by the staff but by the student athletes,” stated Head Coach James Williams.

Prior to joining the Wolves staff he was a member of the Cabrini College staff and he spent the 2005-06 academic year as an assistant coach at Temple University. He spent seven years at the University of Pennsylvania from 1990-97.


Booker served six years at the high school level coaching at Roman Catholic High School from 1997-2000 and at Coatesville High School from 2000-03. In 2003-04, he returned to the Division III level at Ursinus College.


Booker’s coaching experience has reached the international stage. Prior to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, he helped in the development of medal winners Tony Dees and Jack Pierce in the 110m hurdles.
As a student-athlete at California State University at Los Angeles, Booker finished fourth at the 1982 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.


Booker’s coaching career began at the University of Turobo, located in Cagus, Puerto Rico, from 1987-89.