Long-time Bakersfield High School football coach, Don Harrison, dies

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A long-time Bakersfield High School football coach has lost his battle with cancer.

Don Harrison, who also served as the Commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation's Central section passed away yesterday at the age of 82. 

Harrison taught at BHS from 1956 to 1979 and coached several other sports at the school.

He was inducted into the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at St. Francis of Assisi Church and he'll be laid to rest Friday.

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