Bob Black Death – Former Fulton High School Head Coach Bob Black of Knoxville, Tennessee has sadly passed away. He died on Monday 14th August 2023 after battling with Alzheimer surrounded by his beloved family. He was announced dead by his daughter through a post made on Facebook that says “My Dad, Our Hero, “Coach Bob Black” entered into The Gates of Heaven this afternoon. Today he has been made brand new in his Heavenly Home. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers”.
Bob Black Education and Career
Bob Black dedicated over five decades to education, football coaching, and administration. Notably, his contributions were so profound that in 1986, Fulton’s football field was honorably renamed as “Bob Black Field” in his recognition. Having graduated from Fulton in 1960, Black’s commitment led him back to his alma mater in 1965, where he assumed the role of coach. Steering the Fulton Football team, he served as the head coach for a span of two years, specifically from 1969 to 1970.
A remarkable chapter of Black’s coaching journey unfolded during the 1980s when he had the privilege of coaching his own son, Rob Black, who was a member of the team during that time. Furthermore, their coaching paths intertwined in the 2000s, as they both contributed to the Falcons’ coaching staff.
Who was Bob Black?
Acknowledging his exceptional accomplishments, Bob Black was rightfully inducted into the TSSAA Sports Hall of Fame in 2008, an accolade that underscored his profound influence on the world of sports. Additionally, in 2012, his legacy was further immortalized as he earned a well-deserved place in the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. The charisma of retired Coach Bob Black extended far beyond the sphere of sports, and he left an everlasting imprint on everyone who had the honor of getting to know him.
His legacy will be carried on by the athletes he helped develop, the coaches he motivated, and the entire sports world he left his mark on. His calm manner, humility, mentorship, tenacity, and passion continue to serve as a source of motivation for sports competitors, trainers, and fans all over the world.
Bob Black’s obituary will be released by the family
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