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Ex-Northwest Rankin coach David Coates dies before drug trial

BRANDON — David Coates, the former longtime football coach and athletic director at Northwest Rankin High School who was facing drug charges, has died. Coates’ death was confirmed in statements by his attorney, Bill Kirksey, and District Attorney Michael Guest. The 57-year-old Coates died Thursday of an apparent heart attack at his Rankin County home. Coates had been charged with ...

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