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Youth football league honors former coaches killed in duck boat accident

Posted at 7:02 AM, Aug 13, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- Members of the Dad's Football Club League honored Horace "Butch" Coleman and his son Glenn Sunday night at Riverside Park in Indianapolis.

Horace and Glenn were among nine members of the Coleman family who were killed in a duck boat accident last July in Missouri.

70-year-old Horace and 40-year-old Glenn devoted a combined 50 years to the Dad's Football Club League.

"He worked for 48 years at UPS driving a truck every day. Then he got off the truck and come over here to this field and work with kids until 8, 9 o'clock at night every day during the football season," said John Coleman, Brother/Uncle.

Some of the kids with the league really made good, including Devin Coleman. He had a four-year career in the NFL with four different teams including the Indianapolis Colts.

"He was inspiring. He actually sent a lot of kids to the NFL. Not only that but allowed us the opportunity to graduate and high school and colleges. He's really a key player to our community," Devin Coleman, former NFL player.

John Coleman accepted a plaque in his Horace's honor.

Glenn's wife, Tia, who survived the duck boat tragedy, accepted a plaque in his honor as well. 

"Nothing is more important than the team. Remember that. That is what Coach Butch stood for. That is what Coach Glenn stood for. And that is what you need to stand for," said Scott Evans, Southport High School Coach.

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