APB Mourns the Loss of Speaker and Beloved Coach Herman Boone
19 Dec 2019
APB speaker Herman Boone, a beloved football coach, mentor, leader and motivator that touched the hearts of thousands, has passed away at the age of 84 in his home in Alexandria, Virginia. Boone is best known for uniting two racially diverse football teams in the '70s as newfound head coach of the T.C. Williams High School. The incredible story, including his journey with assistant Bill Yoast, was memorialized in the mega-hit film Remember the Titans, in which Boone was played by Denzel Washington to great acclaim. Coach Boone was a larger-than-life figure in the Alexandria community, and he became a symbol of steadfastness in the fight for racial integration and equality nationwide.
Coach Boone was beloved by all. The agents here at APB who had the distinct pleasure of working with Herman Boone over the years remarked, “I can genuinely say I loved Herman Boone” and “I am sure I speak for all of us who were blessed to work with these exceptional men [Boone and Yoast] in saying that it was a joy and honor.” Coach Boone, you will be missed.