Bob Deegan

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  • "Coach Deegan was a great mentor to me on and off the court...."
    - Jeff Cook
  • "Thoughts and prayers will continue for the Family. I am..."
    - Carole and Bill Rodger
  • "Bob: You fulfilled your dreams. God bless you and the..."
    - David Henderson
  • "Coach you will be greatly missed, prayers for your family...."
    - Wendall Smith
  • "Thanks for being a wonderful person and friend to Connie..."
    - TJ McNamara
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Coach Bob Deegan, 74, has joined his beloved son, Scott, and the Lord in Heaven. His soul passed on Wednesday, February 25th, at 11:27pm in the presence of his wife, Marlen (Malany), and his son, Larry. Bob was born on October 29th, 1940 to Edward and Marguerite Deegan. He was the youngest of four boys. His younger years were raised in Seymour, CT., where he still has many friends and family. He grew up loving athletics and lettered in all three sports his junior year in High School. His senior year, he and his parents moved to north Dallas, where he was ineligible for basketball but took the baseball team to the city championship as their pitcher. He attended North Texas University where he was able to let his love of basketball shine. After college, he enlisted with the United States Navy where he played on the base's Navy Basketball team. As a young man, Bob met and married Sheila Paterson (deceased), a flight attendant from California. They soon had two sons, Scott and Larry. After a short career as an insurance agent, Bob knew he was missing His dream was to be a coach. While working during the night, he attended college at Sam Houston State University during the day to get his teaching certificate. He began coaching basketball, with his son Scott as one of the players, at Knox Junior High in 1978. The team went 20-0 during his 1st year and 16-4 the second. They won district both years. He then moved on to be the Asst. Head Basketball Coach at McCullough High School and was able to coach his son, Scott, through his high school years also. In 1986, Coach Deegan became the Head Basketball Coach at Oak Ridge High School. His first year as coach, he took the team to the playoffs as District Champs. In 1992, his team made it to the regional tournament. He had many more successful seasons throughout the years (Playoffs 87, 91, 92, 99, 2K). He stepped down as head coach in 2001 for health reasons but continued coaching and teaching until his retirement in 2007. He loved being a teacher and a coach. He had fulfilled his dream. When his son, Scott, became ill and then lost his battle with cancer, this community surrounded him and his family with love and support. He never forgot that and it meant so much to him and he was deeply thankful. Coach Deegan has touched so many people's lives...students, players, friends, and family. You will be missed so very much, we love you Coach! Bob is preceded in death by his son Scott, his brothers Eddie and Larry, his second wife Liz, and his first wife Sheila. He is survived by his wife Marlen (Malany), his brother Jimmy, his son Larry, daughter in law Emily, and his grandchildren, Lainey, Alex, Abbey and Sam. We will all miss you dearly.

Services will be held at Earthman Resthaven, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77060 on Saturday March 7th, at 10 a.m. There will be a celebration of his life at Papa's Icehouse following the service.

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