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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Cotten was great motivator and friend

Former T.R. Miller coach, principal and council member left lasting memories


January 11, 2018


If you ask anybody who knew him, they would tell you that Frank Cotten was one of the greatest motivators they ever knew.

Cotten, 79, who served as the head football coach and principal at T.R. Miller High School and also served 28 years on the Brewton City Council, died Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Former players, coaches and friends said Cotten was one of a kind. They also said if Cotten could pull a joke on somebody, he would.

Former T.R. Miller coach Jim Hart said Cotten hired him and Donnie Rotch to come to T.R. Miller at the same time.

Hart was coaching at Sparta Academy in 1974 when T.R. Mille...

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