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FSU Campus Activities Board Host Coaches Who Inspired the Film "Remember the Titans"
04/12/2002

The Frostburg State University Campus Activities Board will host a lecture by former football coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast, of the famed T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. Boone and Yost's story was immortalized on screen in the inspirational 2000 film "Remember the Titans."

The campus event will take place on Monday, April 29, at 7:30p.m. in the Lane University Center's Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

In 1971, racial tensions ran high in Alexandria, Va., as three schools were newly integrated to form T.C. Williams High School. As a result of combining the three schools, the Titan football team was formed; formerly rival schools, they now faced school integration.

After many tumultuous months, the two coaches, Boone and Yoast, were able to put aside their differences and force their players to unify by establishing common goals and visions. Both men brought the school and community together at a volatile time when race relations were frayed. Compiling a 13-0 record, the Titans became one of the best teams in Virginia and went on the win the state championship.

For more information, contact the FSU CAB Office at 301-687-4192.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

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