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Former Capital coach Jack Woolwine dies

By Staff reports

Former Capital High football coach Jack Woolwine died Tuesday at the age of 61 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Woolwine was head coach of the Cougars from 2001-2009 and guided his teams to a 57-42 record and six appearances in the Class AAA state football playoffs.

Prior to becoming head coach, he was an assistant for Capital since the school opened in 1989.

"I'll miss him," said current Capital football coach Jon Carpenter, who was an assistant under Woolwine from 2007-09. "He was a security blanket for me and always came by the school and talked to me about what was going on. He was a great guy and a terrible guy to coach after.

"He put things into perspective as far as coaching goes. Many coaches put their egos on things that don't matter. But he was a class guy. He had a love for the downtown kids and that community. I can never be as good a guy as him and that's what really matters, and he's the reason why I became coach at Capital High."

 


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