Former Ludlow Coach Joe Beard

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    Former Ludlow Coach Joe Beard

    Coach Beard has been battling cancer for a few years. As things were starting to look pretty nasty, he finally got some encouraging news last week. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he tries to regain his strength. I met him personally when I was working at Ludlow and haven't kept in touch too much with him in the last nine years, but this good news came my way and, with the permission of his family, decided there are people that would like to hear this blessing.

    He is a good guy and a class act.
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    Definitely thinking of Mr. Beard and his family. He was principal at Ludlow when my son was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    Coach Beard has been battling cancer for a few years. As things were starting to look pretty nasty, he finally got some encouraging news last week. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he tries to regain his strength. I met him personally when I was working at Ludlow and haven't kept in touch too much with him in the last nine years, but this good news came my way and, with the permission of his family, decided there are people that would like to hear this blessing.

    He is a good guy and a class act.
    Played basketball and baseball for Coach Beard as a Sr in 1989/90 at Gallatin. Glad to hear the blessing.

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    Great news for Coach Beard!

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    I don't know Joe Beard personally, but have admired his success with coaching at Ludlow, and the excitement he brought there during his tenure. I recall hearing that he became Ludlow's principal a while back, but admittedly lost track of him, and didn't realize that he had been ill. So sorry to hear this, but glad that things are getting better for him. He always stood out to me as a great guy, and how lucky the kids of Ludlow were to have him as their coach, and their principal. He always carried himself as being a pal, so I can just imagine that the experience there for the kids has been one of a feeling of home with a leader that sincerely cared about them.

    I pray that he can hang in there and regain his strength. He still has a whole lot of living to do, and while the journey no doubt is rough, the fight to get back is so worth it.

    Go Joe! ... There's a whole lot of people pulling for you, and anyone who has ever seen you out in the community knows what a good guy you are.

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    I worked with Joe one of the 2 yrs I taught High School back in the late 90's. Great guy and really good teacher as well. Prayers to Joe and his family.

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    An incredible man, who was a great coach and administrator. So glad to hear of this news!

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    Thoughts and prayers to Coach Beard and his family.

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    Continued prayers for Joe. Happy to hear that he got some good news.

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    Prayers to coach Beard.

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    Continued prayers for Coach Beard!

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    Just spoke with some of the family. Joe has taken a bad turn. He is currently in hospice. Family is having a hard time. Please pray for them.

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    Prayers are with coach Beard and his Family.

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    Praying

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    Praying for my good buddy.

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