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Coach Brookshire's Legacy Beyond Football - Brevard, NC


April 17, 2017

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Cliff Brookshire clutching his 1960 "Coach of the Year" award for western North Carolina.

The side of the field house at Brevard High School says it all – declaring winning to be a "tradition" in big, blue letters.

Sadly, the Blue Devil football program lost the man who started that tradition more than 50 years ago, as former head coach Cliff Brookshire died April 9 at the age of 88. Brookshire took over Brevard's football program in 1960 and coached the team for six years.

During that time he brought the school its first state championship in football, ultimately claiming three state titles in 1960, 1962 and 1963.

Those accomplishments are enough to turn any mountain coa...

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