Legendary coach Bill Talley dies in Odessa, Texas

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Posted 7/11/19

Bill Talley, a former Cleveland High School football and baseball coach, passed away while in a hospital in Odessa, Texas around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to his son, Bryant Talley.Talley …

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Legendary coach Bill Talley dies in Odessa, Texas

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Bill Talley, a former Cleveland High School football and baseball coach, passed away while in a hospital in Odessa, Texas around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to his son, Bryant Talley.

Talley refused to accept being handicapped and began coaching youngsters at an early age. After enjoying success as a teacher and high school coach, he joined the staff of longtime friends and coaches Steve Sloan and Rex Dockery at Texas Tech University.

When Sloan left Texas Tech for the head football coaching job at the University of Mississippi, Talley returned to coaching high school football in Texas where he remained as a teacher, athletic director and coach before retiring.

A local memorial service is being planned and those plans will be announced when finalized. 


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