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Legendary coach returns to Garfield

By admin Published: August 12, 2007

Beacon Journal sportswriter David Lee Morgan reported this item:

A familiar face will be roaming the Garfield sidelines during football games this fall.
Former longtime Rams coach Bill McGee has joined head coach Bob Sax's staff as a volunteer assistant.

McGee retired in April 2002 after compiling a 191-83-4 record in 26 seasons and winning 16 City Series titles. His last City title was in 2001, when the Rams defeated Buchtel 7-6 and finished 8-2 overall and 7-0 in the City.

Moments after that game, McGee's eyes filled with tears that then rolled down his face as he praised his group of ''overachievers'' for playing such a great game against a formidable opponent.

McGee, the United Press International AAA Coach of the Year in 1983, when the Rams finished second in the state playoffs, taught English at Garfield before retiring. He recently had been a substitute teacher at Manchester High.

''It's great to have a legendary coach like Coach McGee back with the program,'' said Sax, who played for McGee. ''He represents so much when it comes to Garfield football and we're privileged to have him back.''



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