West Virginia State University

Longtime coach remembered for faith, dedication to community

Longtime coach remembered for faith, dedication to community

Edgar Randall, a former local star athlete who went on to spend 37 years as a coach, died Thursday, Jan. 24, after a prolonged battle with colon cancer. He was 61.

“I knew him for 25 years, as both a friend and a colleague,” said Richard Onesty, Bruton High School athletic director and coach. “Edgar was a wonderful model for living in general, and the way he lived was a model; (it) was a way everyone could take something from.”

Randall, who was born in 1957 and raised in Williamsburg, was a star basketball player for York High School, where he graduated in 1975. He went on to play basketball for West Virginia State University, where he still holds the season and school records...

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