John Outlaw is a dictionary-perfect example of a high school football coach. In his face, in his bones, you could tell he was a high school football coach.
Outlaw led Arkadelphia High School to two Arkansas high school state titles, then left for Sherman (Texas), and then won a Texas state championship at Lufkin High School. Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt called him the best high school football coach in America.
And, on the morning of December 23, 2011, he was dead. Outlaw returned home from his customary 4:30 a.m. run, light up a cigarette, and passed away. Matt Skinner is putting together the definitive life story of John Outlaw, titled "Outlaw: Life, Death and Football". As you'll see in the trailer below, those around Outlaw are still trying to make sense of his passing.
The finish product won't be released until next year - it has to make the international festival circuit first - but the final product will be worth your time.