Longtime Mass. football coach dies in accident

October 23, 2010, 5:49 pm
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UPTON, Mass. (AP) - A longtime high school and college football coach known for coaching NFL Hall of Fame defensive lineman Howie Long was killed after a dump truck crashed into his car.

Police said Dick Corbin was backing out of an Upton driveway Friday when the truck hit his car.

The 71-year-old Corbin was pronounced dead at Milford Regional Medical Center.

The truck's driver, 51-year Kenneth Chabot of West Brookfield, was listed in stable condition Friday night at a local hospital. Police said the accident was under investigation.

Corbin coached 11 years at Milford High School, where he coached Long, before leaving in 1979 to become offensive line coach at Harvard University.

During his 2000 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement speech, Long thanked Corbin and his wife, Ruth Ann, "for all of their support through high school."

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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