Sunday, December 15, 2019






AHSAA Mourns the Passing of Veteran Coach Chuck Furlow

   The AHSAA is saddened to learn of the death of long-time high school teacher, administrator and football coach Chuck Furlow, 72. He passed away November 18.
    “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Furlow family,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “His commitment to high school educational athletics and his example of leadership will continue to have an impact for many years to come.”
     An Opelika native, Furlow served as Auburn City Schools athletic director from 1998 to 2009 in the final stop of what was a 39-year career in high school educational athletics. He started at Beulah High School in 1970, then made stops at Opelika Junior High (1971-72), Lyman Ward (1973-75), Beauregard (1976-81), Auburn High as a coach (1981-84), Gardendale and the Jefferson County Schools central office (1994-98) prior to returning to Auburn High.
    Shortly after his retirement, he began work alongside Bill Cameron on the Sports Call show and remained there for nearly five years before following Cameron to ESPN 106.7 FM in 2013. The two have hosted The Drive radio show together since that time.
   Also in his retirement, he served in volunteer roles including working with the Super 7 State Football Championships when held at Auburn.    
  Visitation will be Thursday, November 21, at Auburn United Methodist Church's Founders Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m.  A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, in Town Creek Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m., at Auburn United Methodist Church's Main Sanctuary.
      For a poignant tribute to Coach Furlow, check out the following story published in the Opelika-Auburn News at the following link.

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