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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Longtime Newport football coach dies at age 75

Gene Morrow, who coached Newport football for 45 seasons, died Friday at Samaritan Pacific Hospital in Newport. He was 75.
Morrow arrived at Newport in 1955 and compiled a record of 276-153-4 before retiring in 1999. He ranks third in state history in coaching victories and won 22 league titles.
Morrow graduated from The Dalles High School in 1948 and was the starting quarterback at Oregon State from 1949-51.
He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Newport High School gymnasium.


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