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Family of former coach donates to Tiger program

Lena Richards / Echo Journal Correspondent

At halftime of the Tiger football game on Wednesday, Oct. 18, the family of former coach Sid Long presented activities director Randy Schwegel with a donation of $500, designated for the football program.

Long was 1969 graduate of Pine River High School and an all-conference athlete for the Tigers. He then played college football at Grand Rapids Junior College then Moorhead State University (Now Minnesota State University Moorhead.)

He returned to his hometown and served as coach of the Tigers in the late 1980s, but died in a hunting accident in 1991.

"He bled black and orange," Long's brother Ron said. "All he thought about was what is best for the kids."

Long's family hopes to one day establish a foundation in his name.

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