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Chandler coach Scott Myers dies at 45

Chandler High School football coach Scott Myers has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 45.

by Ryan Aber Modified: November 7, 2012 at 8:27 am •  Published: November 7, 2012
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“Those are things that we're going to live by for a long time.”

Moore lost 24 consecutive games from 2008 until the first district game in 2011, when the Lions whipped Choctaw, 27-9.

“I'd probably have to say that's the moment I remember most with him,” Reeves said. “Looking over to the sideline to try to find him and give him the game ball.

“You hear about all the effort and the time it takes to have a successful football program and we might not've won very many games there, but I don't think people realize how much time he put into it and how much fight that man had in him.”

Linstead and several others who had coached with Myers at Moore made a trip to see him Sunday.

“His toughness is just unbelievable,” Linstead said. “The poor guy, he was in a wheelchair and he couldn't hardly talk or anything. But he tried to stand up. He got some help and fell back down into the chair. He wanted to show us he could stand up. That's the kind of guy he was.”

Paul and his wife visited Myers for a final time a day later.

During this season, after the cancer had returned, Paul and former Moore head coach Tom Noles visited Myers on a Friday night.

The group listened to Chandler's game that night.

“I think that was his lifelong dream to go home and coach Chandler,” Paul said. “His son being a freshman there and being able to play for him added a different dimension.

“He is such a quality human being on and off the field. He always treated people great. He touched a lot of lives.”

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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