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City Proclaims June 4 as Richard Deloach Recognition Day

Longtime Youth Football Coach Honored for Service


Last updated 8/1/2019 at 11:36am

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Vice Mayor Robin Gibson reads proclamation honoring Richard Deloach

Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz declared June 4 as Richard Deloach Recognition Day to honor him for his more than 35 years of service as a youth football coach.

Vice Mayor Robin Gibson read the proclamation at the city commission meeting, where friends and family of Deloach gathered to celebrate.

According to the proclamation, Deloach started with the city youth football league in 1984 and led his team to 14 league super bowls, 11 of which they won.

"Richard Deloach is a compassionate coach, is dedicated, a team player, and works well with kids of all age groups," the proclamation said, noti...

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