Local football coaching legend Ken Netherland dead at 75

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Longtime high school football coach Ken Netherland passed away Saturday at the age of 75. He had been been hospitalized since late May after heart surgery.

Starting his career at Hillcrest, Netherland made a name for himself at Germantown High School. He spent 29 years with the Red Devils.  He then moved on to St. George’s before helping build the Lausanne program, from scratch.

Netherland, the all-time winningest coach in Tennessee high school history with 368 wins, won two state titles over his storied career.

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