LOS ANGELES — Bob Boyd, the Southern California basketball coach who led the Trojans to four postseason appearances in the 1960s and ’70s and later coached at Mississippi State and LSU, died Wednesday. He was 84.
USC said Boyd died of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert.
Boyd had a 216-131 record in 13 seasons from 1967-79, largely in the shadow of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.
After leaving USC, Boyd was the head coach at Mississippi State (1982-86), Riverside Community College (1989) and Chapman University (1990-92). He was later an assistant coach at LSU (1996-97) and Utah State.
Boyd is survived by sons Bill, who played at USC under his father from 1973-76; Jim and John; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Betty and another son, Bruce.
Services were pending.