Herman Boone, the T.C. Williams High School football head coach that gained national attention from the movie Remember the Titans,
” has passed away at age 84. The boosters of the school affirmed the information on Wednesday afternoon.
Former school principal John Porter also supported the information to Megan Cloherty of WTOP.
In 1971, Boone chose an integrated set of players from two area schools to the state tournament title.
The team finished the year undefeated at 13–0 and served as the inspiration for the 2000 film starring Denzel Washington.
The 1971 team posted nine shutouts and posted a differential during the entire year.
The report many figures associated with the 1971 team, by WTOP have passed away.
This includes assistant coach Bill Yoast, who was depicted by Will Patton, Donald Faison and player Petey Jones, that had been played with Donald Faison.
Yoast was 94 years old when he passed away in May. Jones passed away at the age of 65 on July 1. He’d served as a school safety officer for Alexandria City Public Schools.
Adhering to the state title success, Boone remained at T.C. Williams before 1979.
He was fired by the faculty as a result of allegations of verbal and physical abuse by some coaches and players.
Boone served after his removal. He reportedly received $10,000 for each college booking and $15,000 for his speeches that were corporate.
Remember the Titans is seen as one of the most well-known sports films of all time. Since its launch in September 2000, the movie has grossed over $136 million.
However, a Deadspin post from 2014 created some questions regarding the accuracy of the film, in addition to Washington’s portrayal.