Coach. Al Gaston coached football and track for 30 years. He spent 20 years at Grant High School prior to finishing out his coaching career at Ogallala in 1995. He also coached at Farwell, Stockville and Haigler. His career football coaching record was 163-75-1. He was 129-23-1 at Grant, winning five state championships and nine conference championships. He was Grant’s track coach for eight years and an assistant for 22. Grant won state track championships in 1975 and 1976 and district championships in 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1980. Gaston was a Shrine Bowl head coach in 1978 and an assistant in 1976, and he was a head coach in the West Nebraska All-Star Football Game in 1980. In 1981 he was named the Omaha World-Herald Coach of the Year. In 1993 Gaston was honored by the NSAA for Outstanding Service for Football.
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