Saturday was a sad day in the city of Americus and for the family of Hall of Fame Panthers' football coach Jimmy Hightower who passed away after an illness.
He was inducted in the Americus Hall of Fame back in 2011. Hightower was well known for his coaching products Chan Gailey and Dan Reeves who both went on to have careers in the NFL also as head coaches.
Hightower won 155 games as a high school football coach in Georgia. He spent 11 seasons as the coach of the Panthers from 1960-1970.
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