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Former Dunbar coach Delmar Good dies at 89

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Delmar Good, a successful football and track coach at Dunbar High School for four decades, died Friday at Kanawha Hospice Care in South Charleston at age 89.

Good, nicknamed "Plenty Good" during his playing days, was a member of the Dunbar High Class of 1944 and played football and basketball for the Bulldogs before serving in the military during World War II.

He played football at Morris Harvey College for four seasons and earned his degree in 1950, when he embarked on his coaching career. Good first coached as a football and track assistant under his high school coach, Nelson Bragg.

He followed that with three years as head football coach at Buffalo High before returning to his hometown in 1954 as the head football and track coach at Dunbar Junior High School.

In 1956, Good returned to Dunbar High as head basketball coach and as an assistant in football and track, and became head coach in football and track a year later.

Good coached the Bulldogs to back-to-back Class AAA track championships in 1958-59, adding to the one they won in 1957.

In football, Good coached Dunbar to an undefeated season in 1964 (with two ties) and led the Bulldogs to the 1965 AAA state championship game, where they lost to Bluefield 13-0.

When Good retired in 1985, his 132 football coaching victories were the second-most in Kanawha County.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

 


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