East Texas Football Coaches Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The #ALSIceBucketChallenge has taken over the Internet and social media over the past several weeks, and the craze has reached high school football fields in East Texas.
Longview coach John King and Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor are two area coaches who have taken on the challenge to #StrikeOutALS, ending their practices by getting ice-cold water dumped on their head while they challenge others to do the same.
King was nominated by coach Shane Patrick in Springdale, Ark., and assistant coach Randy Huffstickler. He passed on the challenge to Lufkin coach Todd Quick, Traylor, Gladewater coach John Berry, Hallsville coach David Plunk and former Longview coach and athletic director Pat Collins.
John King Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
Gilmer's Traylor was quick to accept, saying on Twitter if the Buckeyes had a "turned up" practice on Tuesday, he would let his captains pour the water on him. He also challenged Chapel Hill coach Thomas Sitton, White Oak basketball coach Ron Boyett, Sulphur Springs coach Greg Owens and defending state champion Scott Surratt at Carthage.
Jeff Traylor Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
Pine Tree coach David Collins joined in, but not before he challenged his assistant coaches to do the same.
David Collins Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
It didn't take long for Chapel Hill to respond -- in a big way. Not only did coach Thomas Sitton take the challenge, but all of his assistants did as well. Sitton passed on the challenge to the likes of coach Shannon Wilson at Bullard and Chris Tabor at Jacksonville, formerly of Chapel Hill.
And what precision on the timing!
Chapel Hill Coaches Take the Ice Bucket Challenge
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