Alan Arrington, Akron Zips Football Coach, Dies in Car Accident


Alan “Tank” Arrington, who served as assistant head coach for the football team at the University of Akron, died on Monday after a car accident in Mississippi at the age of 44. 

Arrington reported to head coach Terry Bowden on the offensive line. Previously, he coached at North Alabama and Mississippi. 

“We have lost someone who was truly special and had dedicated his life to guiding young men,” Terry Bowden said in a press release. “Tank was a very good friend and a great person.”

Akron’s football team is called Zips, and their main rivals are Kent State University. The two teams play for the Wagon Wheel. The Akron Zips have a 489-504-36 record. Terry Bowden has been head coach for two years at Akron.

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