Coach Mike Zoffuto dies in Amarillo

Football fans in Collin County remember the Lake Highlands football teams coached by Mike Zoffuto. He achieved national fame when he said, “God bless those kids,” on air during a Plano East-John Tyler football broadcast during a playoff game. Zoffuto, who coached four area high school football teams and led Lake Highlands to a state quarterfinals, died Sunday in Amarillo, Texas. He was 65.

Read more from Kevin Sherrington at Mike Zoffuto

A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for Friday in Amarillo.

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