After a late season loss to the East Carolina Pirates, The Marshall University Thundering Herd, along with fans, members of the administration, and community supporters all died when the plane they were travelling on, crashed just short of the Tri State airport in Huntington West Virginia. It was, and still is the worst sports related airline tragedy in U.S. history.
Of those travelling on the plane, seven that died were transfers from Ferrum . The head coach of Marshall, Rick Tolley, was a former assistant coach of Hank Norton. Those from Ferrum were:
Jerry Stainback Jr.
Head Coach, Rick Tolley
From the 1970 Marshall University Press Guide
(The Press Guide has some errors. He was from Louisburg, N.C., and
and his coach's name there was Ivey Bolton.)
I will post an article on today's game tomorrow.......This was more important.