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Bill Yoast, Va. football coach immortalized in 'Remember the Titans,' has died

Posted on May 31,2019
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Bill Yoast (second from left) was a World War II veteran and had considered going into the ministry before choosing to be a coach. (Courtesy Alexandria City Public Schools)
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By Jack Pointer

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Bill Yoast, the football coach who helped lead T.C. Williams High School to a Virginia state title — later immortalized in the film “Remember the Titans” — has died. He was 94.

Alexandria City Public Schools announced Yoast’s passing in a tweet Friday, calling the coach “legendary.”

“Along with coach Herman Boone, Yoast helped transform the @TCWTitans into a model team and model school, leading the newly integrated football team to win the state championship in 1971,” the school system tweeted.

A World War II veteran, Yoast had considered going into the ministry before choosing to be a coach.

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