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FNL coach resigns from Permian after 2nd stint

December 18, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE – In this May 21, 2009, file photo, Odessa Permian head coach Gary Gaines walks off the practice field after a high school football workout in Odessa, Texas. Gaines, the 63-year-old at the center of the “Friday Night Lights” book and film, has left the school’s sideline for the last time after announcing his resignation on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Buehler, File)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Gary Gaines, the 63-year-old high school coach at the center of the “Friday Night Lights” book and film, has left the Odessa Permian sideline for the last time.

Gaines said he resigned from the West Texas football program he helped make famous. He said he doubts he’ll coach again but wasn’t sure what’s next for him.

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