Daryl Cronk Death: Avila Baseball Head Coach, Daryl Cronk Dies Unexpectedly, Cause of Death, Obituary News

Daryl Cronk Death – Cause of Death: Avila Baseball Head Coach, Daryl Cronk has passed away unexpectedly. However, no information yet regarding his cause of death and obituary.

Avila head baseball coach and assistant athletic director, Daryl Cronk died at approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2021, Avila University Athletics Department announced. He was 46 years old.

According to the Department, Cronk passed away at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., surrounded by his friends and family. His cause of death was not disclosed.

“[Daryl] was a great and genuine man,” Avila University Director of Athletics, Shawn Summe wrote. “His ability to develop relationships with his players, coaches and those he meets is a lost art today.”

In Cronk’s long tenure as Avila’s head coach, he has amassed more than 250 career wins, making six conference tournament appearances and three NAIA tournament appearances.

The announcement of Cronk’s death was flooded by heartfelt tributes and condolences. He will be sorely missed.

“If heaven has a Hall of Fame I know you’re in it coach,” Randy Keen wrote. “It is so hard to imagine a world without you because from the day we met you were there for me and my family. You showed up to everything, you supported us not only in baseball but in our lives.”

“Haven’t stoped crying since I heard the news of this great man right here’s passing,” Tim Gilday wrote. “He always had a smile on his face he knew how to make us all better players and men. I am truly sick to my stomach after hearing the news this morning. I love you coach and thank you for everything! RIP coach Cronk. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, coaching staff, and players.”