Coach fights 'Head First' for a cure - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Coach fights 'Head First' for a cure

by Coleman Swierc

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - There is nothing like a brother to talk football with.

For the first time in his life, Anthony DeCello had to watch alone.

"When the Steelers started the year, that was the hardest thing, to get my phone and not be able to text him, that's when it hurt the most."

Super Bowl 45 was harder than ever for the die-hard Steelers fan.

"They did not win that one, but the did win on January 23rd, which was his birthday."

Less than a year ago, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, DeCello's brother, lost his battle with cancer.

"We had our last talk on a Saturday night, and I came back to Texas on Sunday, and he passed away on that Thursday."

In his honor, the Lady Raiders head basketball coach, shaved his head.

Sparking a campus wide crusade against cancer.

"It was to get people to talk about my loss of hair and how different I looked, so it is just building from there," said DeCello.

"We have livestrong here, I started that organization here at school, and the kids are great in there, and it is just building."

Now, once a year, the home of Black and Red, turn a lighter color.

Senior night for the Lady Raiders, was also "Pink Out" night.

"It is just kind of a growing thing, everyone has pitched in, some people are bringing cakes and putting signs up when the found out about this just a few days ago."

And showing, that in some games, no matter the score, everyone wins.

"Its growing, and the Livestrong group her at school has gotten bigger and we have more kids here today," said DeCello, "It is just finding answers, and getting money for research, and every little bit helps."

*Copyright, KLTV, 2011, All Rights Reserved.

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • NFL Draft 2017

    NFL Draft 2017

  • Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1

    Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:08:20 GMT

    Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

    More >>

    Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

    More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: Whitehouse knows offense must be more consistent to win district title

    Red Zone Rundown: Whitehouse knows offense must be more consistent to win district title

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:58:46 GMT
    Whitehouse is looking forward to the 2017 campaign.Whitehouse is looking forward to the 2017 campaign.

    According to Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine, Whitehouse will finish second in 17-5A this coming season. We'll see how it all shakes out, but the good news is, the Wildcats appear to be district title contenders once again. Since winning 12 games in 2013, head coach Adam Cook and company have racked up a total of 13 victories the past three seasons.

    More >>

    According to Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine, Whitehouse will finish second in 17-5A this coming season. We'll see how it all shakes out, but the good news is, the Wildcats appear to be district title contenders once again. Since winning 12 games in 2013, head coach Adam Cook and company have racked up a total of 13 victories the past three seasons.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly