Former Marshall University coach to speak Thursday at Park Vista

YOUNGSTOWN — Park Vista of Youngstown welcomes Carl Kokor, former Marshall University assistant football coach, at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Park Vista Gathering Room, 1216 Fifth Ave.

Kokor, a Brookfield resident, helped coach the team when it was devastated by a plane crash that killed 75 of its members during its 1970 season. He will give an account of the events that took place from the crash to the rebuilding of the team in 1971. He will also discuss his work on the movie “We Are Marshall.”

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