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Former Macon County, Smith County football coach Pat Dyer dies

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Former Macon County and Smith County football coach Pat Dyer died on Saturday.

Dyer was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2010.

Dyer also served as an assistant coach at both schools and also at both Bearden and White County. His last coaching stint was as an assistant coach alongside his son, Matt Dyer, at Macon County in 2009. Matt Dyer is currently the Tigers’ defensive coordinator.

Pat Dyer led Smith County to four winning seasons and playoff berths in all five of his seasons (1990-94) there. Then, he served as an assistant coach at Macon County for four seasons before becoming the head coach there for six seasons (1999-2004), leading the program to its furthest postseason advancement in 2003 (reaching the Class 3A semifinals).

Dyer had a career record of 64-56.

Reach Craig Harris at 615-259-8238 and on Twitter @CHTennessean. 

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