The Powell High School Football Program has lost its leader.

Forty-four year old Coach Jim Stringer, who has coached the Panthers to the last 3 3A Football State Championships, passed away from a heart attack on Friday, July 18th.

He started as Head Coach of the Panthers in 2003, and won a total of 4 state titles, during his time (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013), plus won Coach of the Year honors in 2011, and 2013.

He also was the Coach for the North team in the recent 2014 Shrine Bowl football game.

A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 24th at Panther Stadium in Powell, starting at 10am.

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