Longtime Nacogdoches coach dies

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A longtime teacher and coach for Nacogdoches ISD has died. He was 95.

Clarence "Bo" McMichael was named into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor in 1984.

The district named the new middle school in honor of him in 2012.

According to the NISD website, McMichael's son, Clarence, was with him when he died Saturday.

For current Nacogdoches head football coach Bobby Reyes and several in the community, McMichael is remembered for his heavy hand in desegregating the school systems and being a mentor to many.

"I learned a lot from Bo about not only football but about kids, treating people right and doing the right things. The thing that was most important about Bo was kids were kids. It didn't matter what color they were, they were just kids," said Reyes. "He cared a lot about kids. He cared a lot about the Nacogdoches community. He did a lot for a lot of people in this community, not only for kids but for a lot of adults and a lot of people just all around in the athletic world and everything else."

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