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L-E strength coach, Mark Wade, hanging up his whistle
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A PAIR OF FORMER L-E football players go through the infamous tire workout under the watchful eye of Mark Wade, who is retiring today after 30 years in the teaching and coaching profession. - photo by Tom Didato
If his former players could give Mark Wade a going away present, it would probably be the oversized truck tires which the retiring Lugoff-Elgin strength and conditioning coach would make players flip down the field during the most brutally hot days of the summer. Having donned work gloves, Demon football players would double-up in lifting a tire and keep flipping it over until Wade blew his whistle for another pair to repeat the exhausting exercise. For some of those players, today came a few years too late as this marks the final day of Wade’s teaching career.

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