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86-year-old Mass. high school football coach to retire

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wicked, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Bill Tighe has been the coach at Lexington for 35 years, previously coached at Malden and Wakefield. Dealt with him frequently earlier in my career. Decent coach, much better man.

  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Dear Wicked: As a Lexingtonian, I am proud Bill Tighe is coach at our high school. But you can't be SURE he's retiring, seeing as when I was at the Herald in 2003 and 2004, I covered two consecutive Thanksgiving Day games after which Tighe told me on the record it had been his last game. He has been a pater familas Coach emiterus for several years now.
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Joe Paterno thinks this guy's a pussy.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    True enough, Michael. I covered that 2003 game, too, and I don't remember him saying he was retiring then. (I do remember you talking to him separately, though.)

    And Paterno is younger; he'll turn 84 in a few weeks.
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