Funeral Arrangements for Antonio Pettigrew Announced

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 12, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – Funeral services for former North Carolina track & field assistant coach Antonio Pettigrew will be held this Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. The 42-year-old Pettigrew, who coached for four years as the Tar Heels’ sprints, hurdles and relays coach, died Tuesday morning. Pettigrew is survived by his wife Cassandra and seven-year-old son Antonio, Jr.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Antonio,” said Curtis Frye, president of the USTFCCCA and Head Track & Field Coach at South Carolina. “He was an up-and-coming coach who had a bright future ahead of him. I pray for his family and the staff and student-athletes at North Carolina.”

“The death of Antonio brings sadness to the coaching community,” said CEO of the USTFCCCA Sam Seemes. “Our thoughts are with his family, the University of North Carolina, Saint Augustine’s College, and those who knew him as a friend, mentor, or coach. He will be remembered for his passion of the sport and the great relationships he built.”

Services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Wake Chapel Church on 3805 Tarheel Club Road in Raleigh, N.C. 27604.  The phone number of the church is 919-892-7776.