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UA’s Lute Olson engaged again

Lute Olson

Lute Olson

Arizona coach Lute Olson, 74, has announced he is engaged to be married.

He made the public announcement at the team’s annual Dream Invitational at the UA Student Union on Wednesday night.

His fiancée is Kelly Pugnea, 47, who has lived in Tucson 25 years.

“She’s a fantastic lady,” Olson told the Citizen on Wednesday night. “Everyone who meets her finds her very, very special.”

Olson added he’s very happy. No wedding date has been set.

Olson reached a divorce settlement in late May with Christine Toretti after five years of marriage. He was married to the late Bobbi Olson for 47 years before she passed away from Ovarian cancer.

Olson came to UA since the 1983-84 season, but stepped away from the team last year for personal reasons. He has a career record of 780-280.

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