Berwick schools cancel classes due to George Curry's funeral

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 4, 2016 1:50 PM

Crispin Field in Berwick. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Pete Unseth)

(Berwick) -- A midstate school district has canceled classes so people can attend the funeral of a football coach who won more games than any other high school coach in Pennsylvania history.

Berwick Area School District has canceled classes today because they expect many staff to call off to attend the funeral of George Curry.

He died Friday at age 71 after battling Lou Gehrig's disease. 

Superintendent Wayne Brookhart says the district in Columbia County wasn't going to be able to find enough substitutes to cover for teachers attending this morning's funeral. 

Curry had 455 victories and coached the Berwick Bulldogs High School football team for decades. 

He led the Bulldogs to six PIAA class AAA championships and was twice named USA Today's High School Coach of the Year, in 1992 and 1995.

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