ST. MARYS, WV.(WTAP)-He was a teacher, a coach, a mentor, and a leader.
Bill Hanlin accomplished a lot in his 88 years and Saturday the St. Marys community remembered a man who had an impact on so many lives
There was a celebration of life service commemorating Hanlin at the stadium that bears his name at St. Marys high school.
Hundreds of his former players, fellow coaches, co-workers and friends attended.
He was eulogized by former WVSSAC executive director Gary Ray, Mike Fulks , and St. Marys coaches Jodi Mote and Jay Powell.
Rev. Clare Sulgit led an opening prayer and Rev. Pamela Shuman delivered a sermon
His son Mike Hanlin spoke on behalf of the family, sharing memories and insights of his father.
Hanlin was a successful football coach for the Blue Devils and later at his alma mater Glenville State College
He would go on to head up the governing body of high school athletics in West Virginia.
In recent years, Hanlin was a volunteer coach for his beloved Blue Devils and was part of their success in Class A football in recent years.