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Herman Boone, the T.C. Williams High School football head coach that gained nationwide attention from the film Remember the Titans,
” has passed away at age 84.
The school’s boosters affirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon.
Former school principal John Porter also supported the news to Megan Cloherty of WTOP.
In 1971, Boone took an integrated set of players from two area colleges to the state championship title.
The group ended the year undefeated at 13–0 and served as the inspiration for the 2000 movie starring Denzel Washington.
The 1971 team posted nine shutouts and posted a scoring differential that was 357-45 through the year.
This past year, per the report by WTOP, many figures connected with the 1971 team have passed away.
Including participant Petey Jones, who had been played by Donald Faison, and assistant coach Bill Yoast, who was depicted by Will Patton.
When he passed away in May, Yoast was 94 years old. Jones passed away at age 65 on July 1.
He had served as a school safety officer for Alexandria City Public Schools.
Adhering to the state title victory, Boone remained at T.C. Williams until 1979.
He was fired by the faculty due to allegations of physical and verbal abuse by some coaches and players.
Boone afterward served as a speaker from the faculty following his removal.
He reportedly received $10,000 for each college booking and $15,000 for his addresses that were corporate.
Remember the Titans is viewed among the most well-known sports films of all time.
Since its launch in September 2000, the movie has grossed more than $136 million globally.
However, a Deadspin article from 2014 created some questions about the accuracy of the movie, as well as Washington’s portrayal.