The HQ has been covering high school sports for the last twenty years now, and today we say good-bye to one of the coolest guys we've ever covered...
Larry Campbell was hired as a baseball coach out of school for the Lincoln County (GA) Red Devils in 1971. He accepted the job on a Delta Air Lines post card on the way to his honeymoon in Florida and has become one of the living legends in high school football in the country.
Today, he hangs up his whistle... for now... because, frankly, the HQ always sees him as a coach- even as we know he wants to spend time with his kids and be a parent and a grandparent...
Here's the top 10 wins list, thanks to FootballFridayNight.com
1 John McKissick 606-150-13
2 John T. Curtis 524-56-6
3 Larry Campbell 477-85-3
4 Mike Smith 440-76-2
5 George Curry 430-95-5
6 Corky Rogers 428-75-1
7 Al Fracassa 424-121-7
8 G. A. Moore 423-97-9
9 Dick Tighe 407-154-8
10 Pete Atkins 405-60-4
Campbell leaves Lincolnton with 11 state titles in his 42 years and also won 44 straight games from 1989 to 1991
Here's a tour Campbell gave of his trophies a year or so ago...
((HT: Augusta Chronicle))
The HQ wishes him and Miss Connie the best as they take the 2014 season off... and thank them for the example they have set over the last four decades...
Here's early returns from Kevin Faigle and WRDW-TV
And work from our friends at WJBF-TV
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