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Hanlin Still At It With The Game He Loves
Reported by: Mark Martin
Videographer: Matt Durrett
June 15, 2013
Bill Hanlin did plenty as a coach.
He led the 1963 St. Marys Blue Devils to an undefeated season. Oh, and the Blue Devils didn't yield a point the entire season - a season that took place 50 years ago.
As the head coach at Glenville State College, he guided the Pioneers to the 1973 NAIA National Championship showdown where they settled for runner-up status.
After he got out of coaching, Hanlin headed off to work for the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission. He is the man responsible for creating the football playoff ratings system used today.
What Hanlin never got to do in his years of athletics was coach in the annual North-South game. But he will this year. Hanlin has been serving as an assistant on the North squad. He helps Jodi Mote at St. Marys. Mote is the North head coach.
Check out the story on this legend who will be on the sidelines Saturday night for the WCHS-TV/FOX 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic at Charleston's UC Stadium.
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