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Teacher, mentor and friend
Clyde Jones taught life lessons both on and off the football field
Clyde Jones at Zemp
Clyde Jones, the assistant coach of the unscored-on, undefeated championship 1964 Camden High School football team, acknowledges fans, with his son, Marc, during the teams 50th anniversary celebration at Zemp Stadium in October 2014. Jones died early Saturday morning at the age 82 following a 25-year battle with heart disease. - photo by Courtesy of Johnny Deal
To some, he was a grab you by your shirt football coach who used toughness to get his point across to a young high school player on a blistering hot summer day. To others, he was a school administrator who ran a tight ship. To all, though, he was as loyal a friend as you ever want to have on your side.