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ECHS softball coach remembered at vigil

A candlelight vigil was held for ECHS coach William Casaday on Wednesday night at Herbert Barnes Stadium.|Photo by Adam Prestridge

More than 100 students, faculty and friends attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to celebrate the life of Escambia County High School softball coach William Casaday.

The 30-year-old coach was killed in a head-on collision early Wednesday morning on his way to school where he also taught drivers education.

During the vigil, which was held on the football field at Herbert Barnes Stadium, students embraced each other as others shared their memories of the beloved coach who was described best for his dedication to his students.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday night at Mack Funeral Home in Robertsdale. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Mack Funeral Home followed by 3 p.m. graveside services in Reeltown.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Atmore Advance.