During last week’s Washington Parish Council meeting Coach Gary Cooper Magee was honored with a proclamation in recognition of his 61 years of coaching, teaching, mentoring, and performing civic volunteering and duties.
The proclamation details Magee’s athletic ability from 1952 to 1958, and his coaching career from 1960 through 1994.
During the presentation of the proclamation, council members expressed their own memories of being taught and coached by Coach Magee.
In addition to the proclamation ceremony, Coach Magee was also honored last week with a special recognition at the Bogalusa High School ROTC auditorium.
In the photo above are Kenneth Dale McSwain (one of the originators of the special recognition effort), Parish President Richard Thomas, Coach Magee, Chavela McSwain and Coach Ken Magee.