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UT basketball coach honored with Donate Life Champion Award

Tod Kowalczyk (Source: University of Toledo) Tod Kowalczyk (Source: University of Toledo)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

University of Toledo men's basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk received a big honor Monday.

Kowalczyk was given the Donate Life Champion Award, which recognizes members of the athletic community who have a significant impact on organ, eye and tissue donation. 

Kowalczyk has been touched personally by organ donation. One of his close friends was able to live 12 years following a double lung transplant before passing away in 2016. 

Kowalczyk has been an advocate for organ donation for more than a decade, and has worked with Life Connection of Ohio since 2013.

He was presented with the award during UT's homecoming football game against Eastern Michigan on Saturday. 

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