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Bill Tighe, nation's oldest prep coach, retires at 86

Updated: November 26, 2010, 8:01 AM ET
By Brendan Hall

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Longtime Lexington High football coach and octogenarian Bill Tighe retired after the Minutemen shut out Burlington 14-0 on Thursday.

The 86-year-old was the nation's oldest prep football coach. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Tighe, with his trademark dry humor, reminded players, assistants, fans and media that he had lost in his final games in high school player at Ashland, as a running back at Boston University and at his two previous coaching stops at ...

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