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Passion still burns for Don Womble

Lodi High coaching legend, 80, still carving out his legacy as he battles leukemia

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Posted: Friday, September 3, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:09 am, Fri Sep 3, 2010.

The Olympic Flame is recognized around the world.

Its continual burning represents the fire and competition of the human spirit — one that dates back to ancient Greece and continues on today.

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  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:19 pm on Sat, Sep 4, 2010.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2865

    Don's the greatest. I remember him very well at Lodi High in the early eighties as a student. I can see where his Grandsons Nick and Nate get their drive. And, Don always used to pick up coins disgarded or dropped by others throughout the year on the campus. I seem to remember he collected quite a few dollars in change according to what someone told me.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:00 am on Sat, Sep 4, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I was one of Don's students in 8th grade at Houston School.... he was the same person then as what I read about him in this article... I consider myself fortunate to have benefited from Dons influence. Thanks Don. You are appreciated for a variety of reasons.



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