Walt McPherson, the winningest basketball coach in San Jose State history, died at age 96 on Saturday.

McPherson played football, basketball and baseball for the Spartans in 1936-38. He later coached SJSU's golf, baseball and basketball teams. McPherson also served as athletic director, physical education department chairman and commissioner of the West Coast Athletic Conference, now known as the West Coast Conference.

His record as basketball coach over 17 seasons was 264-208 for a .559 winning percentage.

"Winning and losing was fine, but to him it was about the relationships he formed," said his son, Bill McPherson. "As he got older, his memory faded, but he remembered players from 1947 and 1951."

In December 2003, the court at the Event Center was named after McPherson. He also is a member of the school's hall of fame.

In 2006, McPherson was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame.

Soccer

The Earthquakes have opened up two international spots on their roster because midfielders Marvin Chavez and Mehdi Ballouchy have received their green cards, making them domestic players, the team announced.

  • Santa Clara University goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh was named to the U.S. Under-20 national team roster for a training camp this week in Puebla, Mexico.

    The team will play two closed-door exhibitions against Panama on Saturday and Monday.