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Wayne Reese Sr., one of the New Orleans area’s most influential coaches for five decades and the head football coach at McDonogh 35, is among the latest to die from the novel coronavirus.
The 74-year-old Reese had been hospitalized for several days. His top assistant coach, Frank Daggs, choked back tears as he confirmed Reese’s death and said he was not ready to talk about the loss of his colleague Thursday afternoon.
The article goes on to state the following:
Reese was a fixture and a beacon for high school football in the Orleans Parish Public Schools system. His 41-year head coaching career was punctuated by seasons at Carver, where he coached running back Marshall Faulk, who went on to NFL stardom.
The report states that “Reese, who spent the past 19 years at McDonogh 35, also was head coach at Washington-Marion in Lake Charles.”
Sad news to report — Wayne Reese Sr., the legendary New Orleans area football coach, is among the latest in Louisiana to die from the novel coronavirus.
“He was a great man and role model. This is a huge loss for the coaching community.”
— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) April 3, 2020
The tributes have poured in on Twitter:
Louisiana has lost a coaching legend to the Coronavirus, Wayne Reese, Sr. Coach Reese won his 250th game this season. He touched so many lives in New Orleans, and helped a ton of kids get to the college level. Definitely molded kids into men. RIP Coach Reese. pic.twitter.com/EpEedvR8Qn
— Tommy Minton (@minton_tommy) April 2, 2020
“Prayers to the family of Wayne Reese, Sr. Coach Reese passed away due to coronavirus. He captured his 250th victory this past season,” Catholic League Sports wrote.
Prayers to the family of Wayne Reese, Sr. Coach Reese passed away due to coronavirus. He captured his 250th victory this past season. pic.twitter.com/a9xnOQ15wI
— Catholic League Sports (@CatholicLeague_) April 2, 2020
Just received more sad news another fallen Ron Eagle. R.I.P 2 da Legend Mr Wayne “u don’t got no heart sonnn” Reese one of my favorite humans ever. Your spirt lives on through all of us… To my Ron Eagle fam I know this hurts but we gotta keep our heads up. Brave 35 High 35!! pic.twitter.com/gj3f8MDgbu
— Lew Balance. – C I V W A Y (@LEWCIV) April 2, 2020
We mourn the loss of local football coaching legend Wayne Reese Sr. https://t.co/d9jrZwDrOU
— CCS Prep Coverage (@CCSprep) April 2, 2020
A NOLA Legend has Passed Away from this Pandemic. Coach Reese was a Treasure to so many students and coaches. Every opportunity I had to be in his presence I would try to soak up as much knowledge and all of his stories, he will be greatly missed. Dang this hurts my heart…
— Wayne Cordova (@coachcordova) April 2, 2020
God give me the strength during this time. Heartbroken 💔 & speechless. R.I.H. Coach Wayne Reese SR. Extremely Honored to be apart of his coaching staff at THE MCD35 Senior High School. 1 of the best coaches I had an opportunity to coach for. Coach you will truly be missed. pic.twitter.com/ohvWkiexkO
— RDub (@Dubdeman777) April 3, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and @McDonogh35 as we mourn the loss of football head coach Wayne Reese, Sr., who passed away from complications due to the Coronavirus. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/LPf1iXl7Pd
— Louisiana Preps (@LouisianaPreps) April 2, 2020
— Ed Daniels (@WGNOsports) April 2, 2020
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