Friday, September 16, 2011 at 12:00 am (Updated: September 16, 1:02 am)
The Rockwood community lost one of its greatest coaches with the passing of C.W. Pemberton Jr., who died Tuesday at 85.
Pemberton taught and coached football for a total of 38 years.
Along the way, Pemberton had stops in Vienna, Mo.; Gordonsville, Tenn.; the Homesteads in Crossville, South Harriman and Rockwood.
It was at Rockwood where Pemberton left his mark — coaching the Tigers to the 1976 TSSAA Class A State Championship.
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