'Forever Loved, Never Forgotten’: Former JSU head coach W.C. Gorden passes away

'Forever Loved, Never Forgotten’: Former JSU head coach W.C. Gorden passes away
'Forever Loved, Never Forgotten’: Former JSU head coach W.C. Gorden passes away (Source: Jackson State University)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - William C. Gorden, the former head football coach of Jackson State University, has passed away.

The announcement was made Friday evening on the Jackson State Tigers social media accounts.

“Word’s cannot describe the feeling of this loss,” the post stated. “The tradition and excellence W.C. Gorden brought to JSU is unmatched and will live on through countless generations. Forever Loved, Never Forgotten. Rest In Peace. #WeBleedRed”

Word's cannot describe the feeling of this loss. The tradition and excellence W.C. Gorden brought to JSU is unmatched...

Posted by Jackson State Tigers on Friday, October 23, 2020

Gorden was head coach at JSU from 1976 to 1991 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

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