Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame football coach Don Creasy died in a tragic car crash. Read on to know how did Don Creasy die, how did the car accident happen, and what was the cause of the legend’s death.
Don Creasy was a venerated name in Colbert County. He coached two state championship teams in the county between 1979 and 1985. Tributes have emerged for the late coach following his sudden demise.
Who was Don Creasy?
Don Creasy was a former Colbert County football player and coach. He played under legendary coach C.T. Manley and was an all-state performer. He also played for North Alabama (then Florence State), and was a three-time letterman.
Creasy was named the most valuable lineman in 1964 and completed his career with a 186-76-2 record in 23 seasons. After that, he started his head coaching career at Central-Florence and then took over for Manley at Colbert County.
He remained in the position for 12 years before coaching for two years at Coffee. Creasy coached two state championship teams at Colbert County in 1979 and 1985. He ended his coaching career with four seasons at Mountain Brook.
Creasy also coached in two state all-star games and one Alabama-Mississippi all-star game. He was named the Alabama High School Coach of the Year in 1972 and 1985. Don Creasy got inducted into the AHSAA Hall of Fame in 1998.
How did Don Creasy die?
Don Creasy died in a car crash on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. He was 79 years old. The coach was traveling in his car when it met a tragic accident that killed Creasy.
According to the Shoals Insider report that came via Facebook, the single-vehicle crash that killed Don Creasy took place around 1:11 PM on Tuesday on Cox Boulevard in Sheffield.
Creasy’s family confirmed his death at the age of 79 years.
Don Creasy’s death in a Car Accident: What was the cause?
Don Creasy died in a terrible car accident this past Tuesday. He died of the injuries sustained in the single-vehicle crash. The cause of the accident is unknown at the time of writing.
The Sheffield Police Department has established a crime scene at Cox Boulevard. They are currently trying to determine what led to the tragic crash and whose fault it was.
Coach Don Creasy Obituary: Visitation & Funeral Details
Don Creasy, from Colbert County, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, in a car accident in Sheffield. His family is yet to announce the details of the visitation and funeral ceremony. Creasy was a highly venerated man in the area.
We’ll keep you updated when further information is released regarding Don Creasy’s last rites. The late football coach is survived by his children and grandchildren.
To his players, Don Creasy remains an inspiration— Stacy Long (@AStacyLong) October 5, 2022
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Tuscumbia Mayor pays tribute to Coach Don Creasy
Tuscumbia Mayor Kerry Underwood, who played under Don Creasy, in 1983 and 1984 at Colbert County, has paid respect to the late football coach.
“It’s a sad day for so many of coach Creasy’s players,” Underwood said in a statement.
“We share a unique bond that will always be centered around the man who demanded excellence in every game, every practice, and every play. We are all better men because of his influence. He will be greatly missed.”
Our condolences go out to Don Creasy’s family. May God allow his soul to rest in peace.
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