HOUSTON – Oscar Cripps, the legendary Stratford High School football coach, died Saturday.
Several posts shared on social media indicated Cripps had lately been hospitalized with pneumonia.
Cripps led the Spartans to a 15-0 season and state championship in 1978.
“Coach Cripps is a true legend and we are honored to be a part of the program he built,” a tweet by the college’s athletics division learn.
We are unhappy to listen to concerning the passing of Coach Oscar Cripps. Our ideas and prayers exit to the Cripps household and the numerous lives he touched. Coach Cripps is a real legend and we’re honored to be part of this system he constructed. pic.twitter.com/ltVXoBAMgP
— Stratford High School Athletics (@77079Athletics) September 12, 2020
Funeral preparations haven’t but been introduced.
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