Escambia County High School Mourns Loss Of Coach

May 1, 2021

The Atmore community is mourning the loss of a beloved coach.

Escambia County High School Boys basketball coach John Shears, 44, has passed away at his Mobile home. He was also an offensive coordinator for the Blue Devils football team and a physical education teacher.

“Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all who loved him,” the school said in a statement. “Rest in Heaven Coach Shears.”

Counselors have been made available to ECHS students.

Funeral services have not yet been announced.


3 Responses to “Escambia County High School Mourns Loss Of Coach”

  1. Coach H on May 1st, 2021 2:09 pm

    Love you Brother. You are missed more than you will ever know.

  2. Jan on May 1st, 2021 7:13 am

    So sad…way too soon!

  3. JTV on May 1st, 2021 4:00 am

    Rest In Peace Coach

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