Jim Alderman, a member of the Coatesville Area High School Sports Hall of Fame who coached Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Del., to a state football championship in 1979, has died at the age of 77, according to a report from WBOC-TV.
In the late 1950s, Alderman was a two-way standout for the Coatesville High School football team, playing both offensive tackle and linebacker.
He earned a scholarship to play at the University of North Carolina, where the Tar Heels won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship during his senior year and beat Air Force, 35-0, in the Gator Bowl.
Alderman began his coaching career as an assistant at UNC, then spent time as an assistant at the University of Virginia and Cheyney.
He took over the program at Cape Henlopen in 1976 and became the only coach to lead the Vikings to a state title. After defeating Caesar Rodney, 37-6, for the championship in 1979, Alderman was named DIAA (Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association) Coach of the Year.
Read more about Jim Alderman at WBOC-TV here.
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