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February 18, 2011
The first time I met Coach Bellard was at the Texas High School Coaching School in July of 1966. I was working part time for Truett Laboratories and had a booth at the Coaching School. He came up the booth and asked if I was John Zerr. I said yes. He said, "you are going to be my new trainer at San Angelo Central High School". I told him that I was already employed by Northeast ISD and Churchill High School in San Antonio. He said that he had already talked to the Athletic Director and said that I would not be working for Churchill but for the San Angelo Bobcats. He said "they cannot pay you what I am going to". I said "lets talk"
The thing I most remember about Coach Bellard is that his convictions were very solid. Never give up. I always admired him for that.
February 18, 2011
Had the opportunity to meet and interview Coach Bellard when he brought the Aggies (Curtis Dickey, Mike Mosely et al) to Boston to play Boston College in 1978. He was a gracious gentlemen, courteous and spent a good bit of time with me despite the fact that I was from a smaller station locally based.

A few years ago I met his grandson who was speaking at a military related event on the South Shore in Mass.

RIP Coach, your earthly mission is now complete. May God bless your family, friends, and extended football family

COL (Ret) Chris Henes
February 17, 2011
It was 1976 and my first year as a college football coach.I was the offense halfback coach at Albany State with Bob Ford. Emory was speaking at a clinic in Tarrytown, New York on the wishbone offense. He was an impressive speaker, very articulate and spoke with conviction about his offense. I must have asked three or four questions about blocking from the halfback position during his presentation. He was very gracious and answered all my questions. He even spent five to ten minutes after the lecture. His expertise and professionalism helped our 1977 offensive backfield and team to have one of the most productive years in the history of the program. Thank you Emory. I will never forget you. Mike Welch Head Football Coach Ithaca College
February 16, 2011
Coach Bellard was a true Aggie and Bulldog, though he played football at Texas (and invented the Wishbone as an assistant coach there) and Southwest Texas during his undergraduate days. He truly was a great Texan, and what you saw was what you got in a great way. Many A&M and MSU football student-athletes will remember the call: "Finish formation!" but it made every team just a little bit better. He put his heart and soul into coaching and helping young men, and he is missed. We are sorry to be unable to attend the memorial Saturday in Georgetown, but our prayers and sympathy remain for the extended families.
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