Gene Yearwood

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Gene Yearwood
Biographical details
Born(1940-09-18)September 18, 1940
Toccoa, Georgia
Died(2015-03-25)March 25, 2015
Kingsport, Tennessee
Playing career
1960–1963Apprentice
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1966–1974Apprentice (assistant)
1975–1976Apprentice
Head coaching record
Overall2–13–1

Thomas "Gene" Yearwood (September 18, 1940 – March 25, 2015) was an American football coach. He was the 26th head football coach at The Apprentice School in Newport News, Virginia serving for two seasons, from 1975 to 1976, and compiling a record of 2–13–1.[1][2] Yearwood left The Apprentice School in 1977 and was replaced by Norm Snead, who had played as a quarterback for 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).[3]

Yearwood was born on September 18, 1940, in Toccoa, Georgia. He graduated from Hampton High School in Hampton, Virginia and Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Yearwood died on March 25, 2015, at Wexford House in Kingsport, Tennessee.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Allred, Richard (September 9, 1975). "A's Yearwood Facing Tough Rebuilding Job". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. 18. Retrieved December 9, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  2. Apprentice Builders coaching records
  3. Beck, Bill (May 20, 1977). "Snead Retires as Pro Player, Named Apprentice Grid Coach". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. 31. Retrieved December 9, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. "Thomas "Gene" Yearwood". Kingsport, Tennessee: Hamlet-Dobson Funeral Homes. Retrieved December 9, 2021.


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