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Jeremy Williams, beloved former Greenville High School football coach, dies at 50

Published: Mar. 13, 2022 at 6:19 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, Ga. (WTVM) - The community is mourning the loss of former Greenville High School Football Coach Jeremy Williams.

His family says he died early Sunday morning at age 50. He had been battling ALS for more than a decade.

Williams played college football at the University of Memphis and coached at three high schools, including nine years as head coach at Greenville High, where he was named National High School Coach of the Year in 2010.

The coach and his family were also featured on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in 2010.

In 2020, plans were announced to tell his inspiring story on the big screen. Steve Camp, executive director for the planned movie, “The Jeremy Williams Story”, says the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed progress on the film, but they plan to shoot it in Columbus in Spring 2023.

“Our goal was to shoot and release the film while Jeremy was still alive, and we’re saddened we were not able to make that happen, but more determined than ever to still make this movie,” said Camp.

Tributes are pouring in online for the beloved coach.

A celebration of life is planned for April 3 at Mountain Shadows Community Church in Hamilton. It’s scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

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