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Longtime Pasco High School Football Coach Passes Away

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PASCO, Wash.-- A longtime Pasco high school teacher and football coach passed away Sunday morning.

Bill Till made an impact on many generations of students during his thirty years at Pasco High School as a biology teacher and football coach.

Loved ones describe Till as the type of guy who always went out of his way to help others.

His assistant coach, Elmer Bailey, said Till always made sure each player got time in the football game because they all worked hard in practice.

He even bought a student some formal clothes so he could go to a school dance.

Bailey said Till was invested in helping his students grow more than anything else.

"He cared more about the kids personally. I know. I know him personally. He cared more about the kids personal life and things. Yes he wanted to win. He would try to win but that was not his primary goal," said Bailey.

Till attended the University of Washington on a football scholarship and wanted to share his love of the game with kids.

Bailey said Till never waited for someone to ask for help. He just went ahead and helped them.

Till passed away from pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 77-years-old.

He is survived by his family and all the students he impacted during his three decades at Pasco High School.