Powell coach Jim Stringer, shown here during the 2013 state championship, died Friday at 44. Photo courtesy Greg Wise.

Powell coach Jim Stringer, shown here during the 2013 state championship, died Friday at 44. Photo courtesy Greg Wise.

The Powell Tribune and others are reporting that Powell coach Jim Stringer died earlier today from a heart attack.

Numerous condolences had been posted to Stringer’s Facebook wall by mid-afternoon. This afternoon, Stringer’s son Riley — a senior at Powell — posted on Twitter:

Stringer, with his son Riley, celebrates the Panthers' victory in the 2013 Class 3A title game. Photo courtesy Greg Wise.

Stringer, with his son Riley, celebrates the Panthers’ victory in the 2013 Class 3A title game. Photo courtesy Greg Wise.

Stringer, 44, was originally from Strasburg, Colorado. He had led Powell to three consecutive Class 3A championships. Powell enters the 2014 season on a 27-game winning streak. He took over as Powell’s head coach in 2003. His first season, the Panthers went 0-8; by 2006, Powell was state champions. He was 70-42 in his 11 years as head coach and won four state championships (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013). He was the North’s head coach for the Shrine Bowl in 2007 and 2012 and was part of the coaching staff for the North team in this year’s Shrine Bowl.

Stringer is survived by his wife, Jill, and his three children, Riley, Kooper and Kody.

 

Stringer celebrates after Powell beat Green River to win the 3A West Conference title on Oct. 19, 2013, in Powell. Photo courtesy of Greg Wise.

Stringer celebrates after Powell beat Green River to win the 3A West Conference title on Oct. 19, 2013, in Powell. Photo courtesy of Greg Wise.

–patrick

2 Thoughts on “Powell coach Jim Stringer dies of heart attack

  1. Bill Schwan on July 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm said:

    Coach Stringer was a class act! His legacy in the classroom and on the field will live on forever! My deepest sympathies go go out to his family!

  2. Britany Moncur on July 18, 2014 at 10:04 pm said:

    I am floored to hear this… He was an amazing person; he drew me out in class and made me feel good about myself and I also had the privilage to babysit his wonderful kids often. My heart goes out to you all!!! Farkle…

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