CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Vic Williams won a state championship in his final game as a high school coach. But he was a successful coach long before that, not because of the games he won, but because of the lives he touched.
The longtime Thomas Dale head football coach passed away in November after a long battle with cancer. Monday, former players, friends, and family joined in a celebration of his life at the school where he coached at for two decades.
Among those to speak at the celebration included: community leader Dickie King, former Goochland player Ronnie Rowe, TDHS assistant coach Dennis Zeiters, current Hopewell Activities Director Marshall Parker, former TDHS player and NFLer William "Boogie" Henderson and some members of Williams's family.
Many members in the audience wore their jerseys from when they played under Williams, whether it was at Dale, or previously at Goochland. Also many of the coaches from Central Virginia came to remember one of their toughest competitors.
The family is gathering photos, videos and stories for Vic Williams's memoirs. The family is making a website, www.coachwilliams.org where friends can contribute memories.