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Jayda Grant, daughter of Dayton coach, dies at 20

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Mar 14, 2022; Dayton, OH, USA; General view of the NCAA logo on a basket ball during practice the day before the start of the First Four of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at UD Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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Jayda Grant, the daughter of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant, has died at age 20.

The university announced her death Friday afternoon in a joint statement issued by Dr. Eric Spina, the campus president, and athletic director Neil Sullivan.

“On behalf of the entire University of Dayton community, it is with devastating heartache we mourn the passing of Jayda Grant. We extend our deepest sympathies to Anthony, Chris and their entire family. They have our unconditional love and support. We pray for their comfort and peace, and support their need for privacy during this period of immeasurable grief,” the statement read.

Her cause of death was not announced.

In 2019, she graduated from Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, where she ran track. She was a student at Dayton and studying psychology.

She is survived by parents, Anthony and Christina, and brothers, AJ, Preston and Makai. Another Grant child, Brandon, died in 1999.

–Field Level Media