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Former Ky. high school coach Ed Miracle dies

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 08:59 AM

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A former high school coach known for creating an eastern Kentucky football dynasty in the 1950s and ‘60s has died.


Ed Miracle, 83, died Thursday at a hospice center in Richmond, according to the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.


Family members told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Miracle had been ill for several months.


He was best known as the man who coached the former Lynch High School in Harlan County to 13 Class A district championships, eight state finals appearances and four state titles.


He also coached winning basketball and football teams in Madison County, where he was a coach and athletic director until he retired in 1992.


He was inducted into the KHSAA/Dawahares Hall of Fame the year he retired.