"Alice literally set the bar with her accomplishments at the 1948 Games, but Olympic champion is only part the incredible legacy she leaves behind," United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun said in a written statement.
Meadows did not know the cause of death for Coachman but the local Albany Herald newspaper reported that she had suffered a stroke three months earlier.
"Although she will sorely be missed, her achievements outside the fields of competition are on par with the great accomplishments within the athletics lines," the university's athletic director, Richard Williams, told the Herald.
"We will continue to honor her legacy within the athletic department at Albany State University," Williams said. (Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Eric Walsh)