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    Football Is Don Shows Retiring?

    I just saw a statement on Twitter that Jerry Arledge will be the head coach at West Monroe next year. Was this expected, or did something big happen?

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    Re: Is Don Shows Retiring?

    He had a stroke about a month ago.

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    Re: Is Don Shows Retiring?

    Stepping aside as head coach. Remains AD at WMHS.
    He hopes to return when his health returns. Tough road ahead, though.

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    Re: Is Don Shows Retiring?

    Quote Originally Posted by StrayDawg View Post
    I just saw a statement on Twitter that Jerry Arledge will be the head coach at West Monroe next year. Was this expected, or did something big happen?
    Shows has stepped down as coach for 2013 and is remaining in the AD role, hoping to return to coaching in 2014. In addition to the recent stroke, he's had a series of serious health scares, in addition to being knocked down during a game. He looks very frail; it's hard to imagine him returning to the sideline. Then again, betting against "the Don" is probably an unwise wager.

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    Re: Is Don Shows Retiring?

    Don has also spent some time helping his Alma mater, wink wink. I wish the coach well. When I lived in WM, he always made a point to stop and talk Tech Football with me.
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    Re: Is Don Shows Retiring?

    Looks like his health was worse than suspected. Sorry for his family and friends.

    http://www.knoe.com/story/24869415/w...ws-passes-away

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayDawg View Post
    Looks like his health was worse than suspected. Sorry for his family and friends.

    http://www.knoe.com/story/24869415/w...ws-passes-away
    His Hall of Fame portrait was painted from this 2008 photo I took of Coach Shows on the sidelines before a game.
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    Re: Is Don Shows Retiring?

    Sorry to hear this.

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    Re: Is Don Shows Retiring?

    That is a great picture of Don Shows T-MO. I was coaching at Tech when he took the Jonesboro-Hodge job and spoke at his football banquet when he was Head Coach at Pineville. I will always remember Coach Shows as a man who gave so much of himself to so many. May God bless his family.

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    Re: Is Don Shows Retiring?

    Quote Originally Posted by MICKEYS14 View Post
    That is a great picture of Don Shows T-MO. I was coaching at Tech when he took the Jonesboro-Hodge job and spoke at his football banquet when he was Head Coach at Pineville. I will always remember Coach Shows as a man who gave so much of himself to so many. May God bless his family.
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    This was taken in 2005. After the game coin toss I would always walk off to the WM sideline and shot a "portrait" of Don. After awhile it became a regular routine for us. "Where do you want me to look?", he'd always ask. "Over my shoulder, Don," I'd always reply. Snap Snap and Don had an 83% chance he was his way to another Rebel win. This photo was used by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame artist for Don's official HoF portrait which hangs in the nice Hall facility in Natchitoches.
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