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Lew Wallace Says Farewell To Former Coach

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A math teacher and former coach at Gary Lew Wallace, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Academy died at the school today.

Thomas Powell was a former football coach and assistant basketball coach.

In 2001, Powell was coaching football when he suffered a blood clot. He was hospitalized for several weeks but when he returned to school, he was not restored to his job as football coach.

He sued the school system and won in the lower court but lost on appeal.  The case went to the Indiana Supreme Court which overturned the Appellate Court and awarded Powell $200,000.

No burial arrangements have been announced.



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