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Former Grant tennis coach Milt Nemiroff dies at 78

March 23, 2013 |  3:03 pm

Milt Nemiroff, a member of the faculty at Van Nuys Grant when it opened in 1958 and the school's tennis coach for 33 years, died on Friday of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 78.

His teams won 21 league tennis championships and a city championship in 1974. Grant's tennis area was named the Nemiroff Tennis Center when he stepped down in 1995.

He also coached football, cross country and basketball during his teaching days in the Los Angeles Unified School District that ended with his retirement in 1999.

He was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles when he was 13. He attended Fairfax High, UCLA and Cal Lutheran. He was chairman of the Grant physical education department for 25 years.

A funeral is tentatively set for Monday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai in Simi Valley, according to Grant basketball Coach Howard Levine.

-- Eric Sondheimer