Web Posted: 08/09/2009 10:36 CDT Longtime high school coach Littleton dies
From staff reports - Express-News
Longtime high school coach and administrator Jimmy Littleton died Thursday after a long illness, his family said. He would have turned 87 on Aug. 20.
Littleton had been in hospice care for a week, said his son, Jimmy Fred Littleton, the head basketball coach at Reagan High School.
Littleton, who was inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, was a basketball coach for 23 years, and in 1975 became the athletic director in the North East Independent School District, a position he held for 14 years.
As a head basketball coach, he guided South San Antonio High School to the state basketball championship in 1961 and Lee to the title in 1967.
The gymnasium at the NEISD’s Blossom Athletic Center is named in his honor.
Visitation is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Porter Loring Mortuary North, with the funeral scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal. Longtime high school coach Littleton dies