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Georgia center Dave Bliss (L) fouls Xavier forward Josh Duncan (1) in the first half in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on March 20, 2008 at Verizon Center in Washington. (UPI Photo / Mark Goldman)
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Dave Bliss (born September 20, 1943 in Binghamton, New York) is a former American college basketball coach. He coached at the University of Oklahoma, Southern Methodist University, the University of New Mexico and Baylor University.

Bliss resigned from Baylor in 2003 following internal and NCAA investigations into a number of circumstances surrounding the murder of Baylor player Patrick Dennehy by a former player Carlton Dotson. These included the involvement of Bliss in making illicit tuition payments for players Dennehy and Corey Herring, and his attempt to frame Dennehy posthumously as a drug dealer in order to provide cover for himself.

Bliss grew up in Binghamton, New York and graduated from Binghamton Central High School in 1961. He graduated from Cornell University in 1965 where he was elected to the Sphinx Head Society. He then earned an MBA from Cornell in 1967. He was an all-Ivy League guard at Cornell, and was captain of the baseball team and named to the first team Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League (EIBL)in 1965 and is a member of the school's athletic Hall of Fame.

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