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East Texas coach loses battle with cancer

East Texas lost one of the good guys on Tuesday, as long time coach Ken Little died at the age of 60.  Little had been fighting prostate cancer.  He coached for well over 30 years, with several stops around East Texas.  Little's final job came as an assistant in Henderson, where the Lions won a state football championship in 2010.

"The great thing about Ken was you always knew he was in it for the right reasons," said Henderson athletic director Dickey Meeks.  "He was in it for the kids.  Whatever it was you could see it in his eyes, that's what he wanted to do."

Little was in tears when he received a state championship ring last March.  Little was forced to retire at the end of the school year.

"The ring is great," said Little ten months ago.  "The relationships are greater."

Coach Meeks says that funeral services for Little will be Friday morning at eleven at Greggton Baptist Church in Longview.

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