Beckville Coach Killed in Car Crash

A popular East Texas coach was killed in a car crash this weekend.

Beckville coach, Jack Murphy died early Sunday morning after a head-on collision. Murphy, the thirty-six year old son of legendary Gladewater coach Jack Murphy, was returning from a visit with some of his coaching friends when a truck crossed into his lane on Highway 149 just after midnight.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Murphy was in his second year at Beckville, and was also at Hallsville in his ten year coaching career.