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Coach who inspired 'Remember the Titans' to speak at UNI

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Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Herman Boone, the coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in 'Remember the Titans,' will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the University of Northern Iowa's Lang Hall Auditorium. He will speak on respect, teamwork, community involvement and the importance of character.

Boone began coaching the T.C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Va. when it was a new, integrated school. He helped the team members and the town put aside their prejudices. The team went on to win the 1971 state championship and end the season with a perfect 13-0 record.

Admission is free and open to the public.