Former UTSA coach killed in Friday motorcycle crash

Rae Rippetoe-Blair

AUSTIN (KXAN)- A woman killed on Friday after a motorcycle crash has been identified as former University of Texas San Antonio women’s basketball coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair.

Rippetoe-Blair, 52, coached the UTSA Roadrunners for 13 seasons before resigning last year.

On Saturday, UTSA released this statement on her death:

“We are deeply saddened to hear that our former women’s basketball coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair passed away in an accident on Friday in Austin. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family in this very difficult time.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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