Beloved American Permian coach Gary Gaines dies at 73

Gary Gaines was an American football coach. Gaines was the head coach of the 1988 Permian High School football team, which was the focus of the H. G. Bissinger book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and a Dream and the 2004 feature picture Friday Night Lights starring Billy Bob Thornton.

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Legendary Coach Gary Gaines dies at 73

Gaines coached the Panthers to the state title national championship in 1989, the year following the season recounted in the book and movie. His family released a statement reading, “Following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease, it is with great sadness that the family of Coach Gary Gaines announces his peaceful demise this afternoon.

Memorial plans will be announced in the coming days. Thank you for remembering our family in your thoughts and prayers.” Coach Gaines is survived by his wife Sharon Gaines, and children Bradley Gaines and Nicole Gaines Strader.

Gary Gaines Age, Family, Early Life

Gary Gaines was born on May 4, 1949(73 years old) in Crane, Texas. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Taurus.

Gary Gaines Family Friends

We don’t have much detailed information regarding his family. Gary Gaines family’s verified information will be provided later.

Who was Gary Gaines Wife? What about his Children?

Gary Gaines was married to Sharon Gaines and the couple had two children and five grandchildren.

Explore Gary Gaines’s career, what is his profession?

Gary Gaines Gaines spent 30 seasons coaching high school in West Texas at numerous high schools. His career started at Fort Stockton High School in 1971, followed by five years at Monahans High School. His first head coaching job came in 1977 Petersburg High School.

He would go on to be a head coach at Denver City High School (1978), Amarillo Tascosa High School (1982), Monahans (1983-1985), Abilene High School (1994-1995) and San Angelo Central High School (1996-1999). (1996-1999). Following the 1989 season, Gaines accepted his first collegiate coaching job, getting appointed as the linebackers coach Texas Tech University under head coach Spike Dykes.

 (Dykes was the head coach of Permian rival Midland Lee High School when Gaines was an assistant at Permian in the early 1980s In his five seasons at Tech, the Red Raiders had a record of 27-30 and competed in two bowl games, including the 1995 Cotton Bowl Classic. Following the 1994 season, Gaines departed Texas Tech and became the head coach at Abilene High School.

In 2005, Gaines moved on to work as the sports director for Ector County Independent School System, the same district of which Permian High School is a member. In 2007, he acquired the post of athletic director for the Lubbock Independent School District. Gaines was also a public speaker. Speaking to high schools and universities across the country, Gaines shared insight on teamwork, leadership, winning and success on and off the field.

How much is Gary Gaines Net worth?

Gary Gaines’s net worth has not yet been investigated in detail.

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Which school and college did he go to?

The name of the school Gary Gaines attended and the topic he studied, however, is unknown.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

Unfortunately, Gary Gaines does not seem to be available on social media.

Physical Appearance of Gary Gaines’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Gary Gaines’s should be knows

Zodiac signTaurus
Relationship StatusMarried