Gerald Durnin

Tampa, Florida

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The biggest lesson a coach can teach is not how to win but how to deal with adversity. I wouldn't have gone on playing without the push you gave me. Thanks for the push in the right direction.

Dan Simms 79

Coach Durnin positively influenced so many young lives during his career at King High School. I was lucky to be one of those. Thank you Coach. KHS 77

Coach, you were a great influence in my early years and I will miss you. I extend my deepest condolences to Coach Durnin's family. Rest in peace.

Coach Durnin was undoubtedly the one person most responsible for all those many years of King High School's football teams and athletic program having had become so much better, than ever before or ever since.
Thanks Coach! GO LIONS!
Mike Cartwright, Class of 1975

You might not remember your math or english teacher, but you'll remember your High School Coach. Coach Durnin was that Coach to me. KHS Class of 75.

Bobbie and Family,

I remember so many good times with you and Jerry. What a great friend he was to my Dad Salty Burns. Many coaching stories with those two. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless !

coach durnin put C.Leon King High School on the Map. In His 16 years as head Football coach He had only 2 season where He was less than 6-4. king has not had a such a long History of Winning since His Retirement, many of his players went on to College and PRO. football in His 16 years, Thanks to Bobby His Wife for sharing him with Us.


Gerald's Obituary

DURNIN, Gerald "Jerry" 84, of Tampa, Fla. passed away peacefully on Wed., February 6, 2013. Gerald was born in Amite, Louisiana to Stewart and Dollie Durnin on September 17, 1928. He was the Head Football Coach at King High School from 1971 thru 1986 in Tampa. Gerald was a member of the...

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