Oklahoma coach dedicates award to late son
June 18, 2017
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — James "Coach" Suttles, recently named the Oklahoma Education Association Support Professional of the Year, said his life would probably have been entirely different if it hadn't been for the death of his 3-year-old son James Jr. almost 28 years ago.
The award recognizes his 28 years of work as both a custodian and sports coach in the Lawton Public Schools district, the last 10 years at Tomlinson Middle School.
His work year-round coaching helps "the children of Lawton stay off the streets during the summer months and actually throughout the whole year," said Tomlinson...