HOUSTON – Oscar Cripps, the legendary Stratford High School football coach, died Saturday.
Several posts shared on social media indicated Cripps had recently been hospitalized with pneumonia.
Cripps led the Spartans to a 15-0 season and state championship in 1978.
“Coach Cripps is a true legend and we are honored to be a part of the program he built,” a tweet by the school’s athletics department read.
We are sad to hear about the passing of Coach Oscar Cripps. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cripps family and the countless lives he touched. Coach Cripps is a true legend and we are honored to be a part of the program he built. pic.twitter.com/ltVXoBAMgP— Stratford High School Athletics (@77079Athletics) September 12, 2020
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.