Aug 5, 2011
Legendary Utah H.S. Coach Lay Dies

St. George • Funeral services for legendary Dixie High School coach Don Lay will be held Saturday.

Lay is enshrined in the Utah Coaches Hall of Fame. He died Tuesday at his home in St. George at the age of 79.

The baseball field at Dixie High is named after Lay, who coached the Flyers to state baseball championships in 1973 and 1974.

He also coached Dixie to its last state basketball championship in 1970.

Once, when asked how he wanted to be remembered, Lay replied, As a winner.

In addition to his coaching, friends say, Lay loved horse racing and rodeos.

Donald Coleman Lay was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Thompsonville, Utah. His parents were Joseph Coleman and Venice Bosh Lay.

He married Mary Lee Daniels on Jan. 2, 1951. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple on May 28, 1960.

Legendary Utah H.S. Coach Lay Dies

Salt Lake Tribune

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St. George • Funeral services for legendary Dixie High School coach Don Lay will be held Saturday.

Lay is enshrined in the Utah Coaches Hall of Fame. He died Tuesday at his home in St. George at the age of 79.

The baseball field at Dixie High is named after Lay, who coached the Flyers to state baseball championships in 1973 and 1974.

He also coached Dixie to its last state basketball championship in 1970.

Once, when asked how he wanted to be remembered, Lay replied, As a winner.

In addition to his coaching, friends say, Lay loved horse racing and rodeos.

Donald Coleman Lay was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Thompsonville, Utah. His parents were Joseph Coleman and Venice Bosh Lay.

He married Mary Lee Daniels on Jan. 2, 1951. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple on May 28, 1960.






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