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Long time Alabama high school football and basketball coach dies in car wreck

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Todd Horne, who coached at G.W. Long and Dale County High Schools for almost 15 years (including head coach at Dale County the last two years), was killed in a car wreck on Tuesday night:

    http://www.dothaneagle.com/dea/news/local/article/five_dale_county_coaches_hurt_in_crash/29572/

    Always a tough situation for everyone involved, but with practice starting next week, it's got to be a nightmare, even just logistically.
     
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Re: Long time Alabama high school football and basketball coach dies in car wrec

    Indeed, but what a tiresome lede.
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    They're probably happy he actually was on time with the story.
     
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    There was a muted tone around town today, especially in the restaurants where I ate breakfast and lunch.

    I didn't know the guy, but apparently he was a community staple.
     
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Re: Long time Alabama high school football and basketball coach dies in car wrec

    RIP, Coach.
    Prayers to the immediate family and the school family.
     
  6. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Yes, because the right words are so easy to find when a friend of yours dies.

    jackass
     
  7. YankeessSuck

    YankeessSuck Member

    Horne was a great guy. Always in a good mood. Always had time to talk with you. Not just about sports, but anything. I would call him for a simple question about the team and we would end up talking for about 45 minutes on anything from politics to farming. News of this really hit me hard. He will be missed. Prayers go out to his family and the Dale County community.
     
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    There's a $100K salary to fill.
     
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Pretty smarmy even for you.

    And FWIW, in that part of Bama at that size school, he wouldn't be making close to that. But nice of you to offer... f-tard.
     
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    No shit. My wife taught for a year at the feeder middle school for Dale County High. You could probably take any two coaches in that system and not get to $100k.
     
  11. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Re: Long time Alabama high school football and basketball coach dies in car wrec

    Touchy little bastard.

    The guy is dead, I can't bring him back, no matter what I write.

    I certainly not making fun of him.

    But there are HS football coaches in Alabama who get paid $100K a year.

    Which is in-fucking-credible.
     
  12. WS

    WS Member

    and most of them are far, far away from Midland City, Ala.
     
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