Another ex-Ragsdale coach leaves us too early

Last week Mr. Jerry Haney died as a result of a fall while walking. Jerry coached football and track at Ragsdale until his retirement in 1997. Jerry was 68 years old.

Like the passing of Ronnie Smith a couple of years ago, this one hits me hard, also. Jerry was my first midget football coach many years ago, along with Ralph Moran over at Jamestown. As we “caught” each other in age, I appreciated him as a man and how good a guy he was. I used to see him next to the dugout over at the Ragsdale baseball games, where we both enjoyed listening to the Maness coaches doing their thing during the games. We, of course reminisced about those good ole days back at the old Jamestown school.

Our sympathy to his wife Mary Jane and his children. We will all miss him in different ways. God bless Jerry Haney.

*****from Jim Modlin*****