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    Louisiana S-Club John McDonnell passed away

    UL great and Hall of Famer and track coach at Arkansas for 36 years. Passed at 82.

    Beau Cajun

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    UL great and Hall of Famer and track coach at Arkansas for 36 years. Passed at 82.
    ......Man I loved this guy...my grand parents are from Ireland on my mama’s side and I loved talking to him and Hopkins....I spoke with him ata UL reunion and he told me about meeting with the Waltons and promising the world if they funded the Arkansas facilities he wanted....I think he coached about 45 national track related championships......hope the devil finds out you in Heaven!!! Forgot the exact Irish expression/prayer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    UL great and Hall of Famer and track coach at Arkansas for 36 years. Passed at 82.
    Also met him at the Louisiana Alumni House. He is a gentleman who achieved greatness. RIP. He is a track legend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ......Man I loved this guy...my grand parents are from Ireland on my mama’s side and I loved talking to him and Hopkins....I spoke with him ata UL reunion and he told me about meeting with the Waltons and promising the world if they funded the Arkansas facilities he wanted....I think he coached about 45 national track related championships......hope the devil finds out you in Heaven!!! Forgot the exact Irish expression/prayer!
    ....May you be in Heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you are dead!

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